Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing

General Notice
Draft regulations for autonomous practice for nurse practitioners
Date Posted: 5/22/2018
Expiration Date: 6/21/2018
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
30 Day Comment Forum closed. Began on 5/22/2018 and ended 6/21/2018   [69 comments]

Notice of Request for Comment on DRAFT Regulations

Comment Period:  May 22, 2018 to June 21, 2018

The Boards of Medicine and Nursing are seeking public comment on Draft Regulations to implement HB793 (Chapter 776 of 2018 General Assembly), legislation to authorize nurse practitioners who meet certain qualifications to practice without a practice agreement with a patient care team physician.

On May 17, 2018, the Committee of the Joint Boards of Nursing and Medicine and its Advisory Committee, serving as the Regulatory Advisory Panel, adopted recommended amendments to nurse practitioner regulations to implement the provisions of HB793.

The Board of Nursing will consider the draft regulations on July 17, 2018, and the Board of Medicine will consider the draft regulations on August 3, 2018.  In order to comply with the second enactment on the bill requiring regulations to be in effective within 280 days, the Boards will be adopting emergency regulations.

Comment on the Draft Regulations, as recommended by the Regulatory Advisory Panel, may be posted in a Public Comment Forum on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall or send to:  Comments sent by mail should be directed to: Elaine Yeatts, Senior Policy Analyst; Department of Health Professions; 9960 Mayland Drive; Henrico, VA 23233

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Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-