Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing [18 VAC 90 ‑ 19]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Repeal of provisions for registration of clinical nurse specialists
Action 5789
General Information
Action Summary Pursuant to Chapter 157 of the 2021 Acts of the Assembly, the Code sections authorizing registration of clinical nurse specialists under the Board of Nursing were repealed. Therefore, amendments are necessary to repeal or amend all sections referencing clinical nurse specialists in Chapter 19 for the practice of nursing.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006
RIS Project Yes  [6891]
Associated Mandates Licensure of clinical nurse specialists
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9352 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/10/2021.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.