Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
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4/24/18  1:20 pm
Commenter: Marsha Stonehill, MSN, PMHNP/CNS, BC

Attestation to Practice

I graduated from UVA in 2003 and moved to California and practiced in San Diego for the first 4 years, then moved back to Virginia and practiced 2 more years with a residential program that folded because of economic crash and lack of insurance reimbursement on this coast.  Then transitioned to a Free Clinic which was first to provide psych services full-time with grant from VHCF.  My concern.....locating the physicians who could attest to my competence.  Please make this realistic for those of us who have been out there a long time and have moved.  It would be realistic to get the companies human resources departments attestation to my employment and time with them; but much harder to get the actual physician at the time.  Please take this into consideration.  Also, we already pay many licensure fees.  I'm not sure why a fee would be necessary for this transition to practice.  Thank you and looking forward to the transition!


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