Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Health Professions
Board
Board of Nursing
chapter
Regulations Governing the Licensure of Nurse Practitioners [18 VAC 90 ‑ 30]
Action:
Changes relating to clinical nurse specialists as nurse practitioners
 
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 157 of the 2021 General Assembly established licensure and practice of clinical nurse specialists (CNSs) as nurse practitioners under the joint Boards of Nursing and Medicine. A regulatory action to conform 18VAC90-30 and 18VAC90-40 has been adopted by the Boards as an exempt action. However, additional amendments in sections relating to qualifications for initial licensure and for continuing competency are necessary to modify current language for consistency with the education and licensure of clinical nurse specialists who were previously registered under the Board of Nursing.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 18 VAC 90-30 Regulations Governing the Licensure of Nurse Practitioners Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  18 VAC 90 - 40 Regulations for Prescriptive Authority for Nurse Practitioners Amend Existing Regulation
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [6913]
Associated Mandates Licensure of clinical nurse specialists
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9370 Fast-Track DPB review in progress.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Sutie 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address: jay.douglas@dhp.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.