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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Health Professions
Board
Board of Nursing
chapter
Regulations for Prescriptive Authority for Nurse Practitioners [18 VAC 90 ‑ 40]
Action:
Elimination of separate license for prescriptive authority
 
General Information
Action Summary The Boards of Nursing and Medicine intend to eliminate the requirement for a separate license for a nurse practitioner to have prescriptive authority. It is likely that Chapter 40, Regulations for Prescriptive Authority for Nurse Practitioners, will be repealed and the necessary provisions incorporated into a new Part in Chapter 30, Regulations Governing the Licensure of Nurse Practitioners. The goal is to reduce the financial and logistical burden on nurse practitioners who must now maintain a separate license in order to prescribe.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 18 VAC 90-40 Regulations for Prescriptive Authority for Nurse Practitioners Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  18 VAC 90 - 30 Regulations Governing the Licensure of Nurse Practitioners Amend Existing Regulation
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [005352]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8137 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/22/2018.
8458 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/20/2019.
8825 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/04/2020.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address: jay.douglas@dhp.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.