Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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 8840
Proposed Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 9/9/2020  2:44 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 12/12/2019    
pdf Attorney General Certification 12/31/2019    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 2/14/2020    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 2/25/2020    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 8/12/2020   

Changes to Text The proposed text for this stage is identical to the emergency regulation.
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 12/12/2019
Review Completed: 12/31/2019
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 12/31/2019
Review Completed: 2/14/2020
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 5/31/2020
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 8/12/2020
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 8/12/2020
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 9/14/2020    Volume: 37  Issue: 2
Public Hearings

10/22/2020 8:35 PM    canceled

11/04/2020 10:00 AM

Comment Period Ended 11/13/2020
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 Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.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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