2/9/2015 4:25 pm
Date / Time filed with the Register of Regulations
VA.R. Document Number: R____-______
Virginia Register Publication Information

Transmittal Sheet: Response to Petition for Rulemaking
Initial Agency Notice
Agency Decision
Promulgating Board: Board of Nursing
Regulatory Coordinator: Elaine J. Yeatts


Agency Contact: Elaine Yeatts

Agency Regulatory Coordinator


Contact Address: Department of Health Professions

9960 Mayland Drive

Henrico, VA 23233
Chapter Affected:
18 vac 90 - 30: Regulations Governing the Licensure of Nurse Practitioners
Statutory Authority: State: Chapters 29 and 30 of Title 54.1

Date Petition Received 06/20/2014
Petitioner Carol Hartigan
 Petitioner's Request
To add the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Corporation to list of board-approved certification organizations for nurse practitioner licensure.
 Agency Plan
 In accordance with Virginia law, the petition to amend the listing of approved providers was posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at www.townhall.virginia.gov.  It has also been filed with the Register of Regulations for publication on July 14, 2014. Comment on the petition from interested parties is requested until August 13, 2014.   Following receipt of all comments on the petition, the request will be considered by the Committee of the Joint Boards of Nursing and Medicine at its meeting on October 8, 2104 to decide whether to recommend any changes to the regulatory language.  After that meeting, the Boards of Medicine and Nursing will consider the Committee recommendation at their meetings in October and November.
Publication Date 07/14/2014  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 08/13/2014
 Agency Decision
Initiate a regulatory change
Agency Response Date 02/09/2015
 Agency Decision Text
The Board has adopted a fast-track action to add the AACN to the list of certifying bodies.