2/12/2024 9:58 am
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: Erin Barrett


Agency Contact: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.

Executive Director


Contact Address: Department of Health Professions

9960 Mayland Drive

Suite 300

Henrico, VA 23233
Chapter Affected:
18 vac 90 - 27: Regulations Governing Nursing Education Programs
Statutory Authority: State: Section 54.1-2400 and Chapter 30 of Title 54.1

Federal: none
Date Petition Received 02/12/2024
Petitioner Marcella Williams
 Petitioner's Request
The petitioner requests that the Board amend 18VAC90-27-90 and 18VAC90-27-100 to require training in self-care. The petitioner requests that 18VAC90-27-90 be amended to add "Personal and professional self-care behaviors that promote well-being, resiliency, and emotional intelligence." The petitioner requests that 18VAC90-27-100 be amended to add: "No more than 10 clinical hours within a nursing program may be used as structured self-care activities. Self-care activities will be planned in cooperation with the agency involved and designed to meet clinical course objectives available to the students, the agency, and the Board." 
 Agency Plan
The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on March 11, 2024. The petition will also be published on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at www.townhall.virginia.gov to receive public comment, which will open on March 11, 2024, and will close on April 10, 2024. The Board will consider the petition and all comments in support or opposition at the next meeting after the close of public comment, currently scheduled for May 21, 2024. The petitioner will be notified of the Board's decision after that meeting.
Publication Date 03/11/2024  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 04/10/2024