12/2/2019 4:21 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 Medicine
Regulatory Coordinator: Elaine J. Yeatts


Agency Contact: William L. Harp, M.D.

Executive Director


Contact Address: Department of Health Professions

9960 Mayland Drive

Suite 300

Richmond, VA 23233
Chapter Affected:
18 vac 85 - 21: Regulations Governing Prescribing of Opioids and Buprenorphine
Statutory Authority: State: 54.1-2400 and 54.1-2928.2

Date Petition Received 12/02/2019
Petitioner Dr. Lee Tannenbaum
 Petitioner's Request
To amend subsection I of 18VAC85-21-150 to allow prescribing of up to the FDA approved limit of 32 mg QD.
 Agency Plan
In accordance with Virginia law, the petition will be filed with the Register of Regulations and published on December 23, 2019 and posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at www.townhall.virginia.gov. Comment on the petition will be requested until January 22, 2020 and may be posted on the Townhall or sent to the Board.   Following receipt of all comments on the petition to amend regulations, the matter will be considered by the full Board at its meeting in February of 2020.  
Publication Date 12/23/2019  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 01/22/2020