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Petition Information
Petition Title Replace naloxone co-prescription requirement with FDA-approved opioid-reversal agents
Date Filed 7/27/2022    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Todd Lacksonen 
Petitioner's Request

The petitioner requests that the Board amend 18VAC85-21-40 to replace the requirement to co-prescribe naloxone with certain medications or conditions with a requirement to co-prescribe an FDA-approved opioid-reversal agent. 

Agency's Plan

The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on August 29, 2022. The petition will also be published on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at to receive public comment, which will open on August 29, 2022 and will close on September 19, 2022. 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 October 6, 2022. 

Comment Period Ended 9/19/2022
Agency Decision Pending    

Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
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Henrico, 23233
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