Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, and Chiropractic [18 VAC 85 ‑ 20]
Treatment guidelines for pain management
Action 1962 / Stage 4672
Proposed Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 6/30/2008  3:09 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 6/30/2008    
ORM Economic Review Form Not yet submitted  
pdf Attorney General Certification 7/2/2008    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 7/16/2008    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 8/25/2008    

Withdrawn 5/21/09
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 6/30/2008
Review Completed: 7/2/2008
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 7/2/2008
Review Completed: 7/16/2008
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 9/5/2008
Governor's Review Stage withdrawn on 05/21/2009 before the Governor's office completed its review.
Virginia Registrar Not yet submitted
Comment Period No comment period will occur since the stage has been withdrawn.
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4621    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this chapter.


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Action 1962:
Treatment guidelines for pain management
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (3518) Stage withdrawn on 05/21/2009 after the comment period had ended.
Proposed   (4350) Stage withdrawn on 06/30/2008 before the Secretary's office completed its review.
Proposed   (4672) Stage withdrawn on 05/21/2009 before the Governor's office completed its review.
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