Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing Prescribing of Opioids and Buprenorphine [18 VAC 85 ‑ 21]
|Description||Regulations set out provisions for prescribing of opioids for acute or chronic pain management and for prescribing of buprenorphine for addiction treatment.|
|State Authority||54.1-2400 and 54.1-2928.2|
|Federal Authority||None entered|
|Exempt from APA||No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.|
|Text of Regulation||Link to Virginia Administrative Code|
|Goals of Regulation||
1. To protect public health and safety by prescribing opioids only to the extent necessary to effectively manage pain.
2. To provide guidance to prescribers in the management of pain and addiction treatment.
|Name / Title:||William L. Harp, M.D. / Executive Director|
9960 Mayland Drive
Richmond, VA 23233
|Telephone:||(804)367-4558 FAX: (804)527-4429 TDD: ()-|