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Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing Prescribing of Opioids and Buprenorphine [18 VAC 85 ‑ 21]
Waiver for e-prescribing of an opioid
Action 5355 / Stage 8714
Emergency/NOIRA Stage  
red ball Emergency Text 8/7/2019  8:11 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 8/7/2019    
pdf Attorney General Certification 8/14/2019    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 9/18/2019   

Public Hearing Will be held at the proposed stage
Emergency Authority 2.2-4011
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 8/7/2019
Review Completed: 8/14/2019
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 8/14/2019
Review Completed: 8/28/2019
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 9/10/2019
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 9/18/2019
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 9/18/2019
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 9/30/2019    Volume: 36  Issue: 3
Comment Period Ended 10/30/2019
Effective Date 9/18/2019
Expiration Date 3/17/2021

Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Erin Barrett  / Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
Address: Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4688    FAX: (804)915-0382    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this agency.


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Action 5355:
Waiver for e-prescribing of an opioid
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (8714) Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
Proposed   (8840) Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/13/2020.
Final   (9156) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/09/2021.
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