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Prescribing opioids for pain management
Action 4778 / Stage 7948
Emergency/NOIRA Stage  
red ball Emergency Text 6/15/2017  2:59 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 6/14/2017    
pdf Attorney General Certification 6/19/2017    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 7/20/2017   
pdf Emergency Extension Request Requested on 9/24/2018   (Approved on 10/03/2018)  

Public Hearing Will be held at the proposed stage
Emergency Authority 2.2-4011
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 6/14/2017
Review Completed: 6/19/2017
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 6/19/2017
Review Completed: 6/28/2017
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 7/5/2017
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 7/20/2017
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 7/21/2017
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 8/7/2017    Volume: 33  Issue: 25
Comment Period Ended 6/14/2017
Effective Date 7/21/2017
Expiration Date 10/23/2018

The expiration date for this emergency regulation has been extended until 4/24/2019

Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jamie Sacksteder  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4581    FAX: (804)698-4266    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this board.


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Action 4778:
Prescribing opioids for pain management
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (7864) Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
Emergency/NOIRA   (7948) Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
Proposed   (8060) Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/07/2018.
Final   (8494) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/06/2019.
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