Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Dentistry
Petition 246
Petition Information
Petition Title Posting of DEA registration number
Date Filed 6/16/2016    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Deborah R. Blanchard, DDS 
Petitioner's Request

The request is to elimination the requirement for posting of a copy of a dentist’s registration issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration to avoid opportunity for individuals to use the number for illegal purposes.


Agency's Plan

The petition will be published on July 11, 2016 in the Register of Regulations and also posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at to receive public comment ending August 10, 2016.  The request to amend regulations and any comments for or against the petition will be considered by the Board at its meeting scheduled for September 16, 2016.

Comment Period Began 7/11/2016    Ended 8/10/2016
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 6/16/2016
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 7/11/2016     Volume: 32  Issue: 23
Agency Decision Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 9/21/2016
Decision Publication Date Published on: 10/17/2016     Volume: 33  Issue: 4
Agency Decision Summary

The request is to amend regulations relating to the posting of a dentist’s registration from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was considered by the Board at its meeting on September 16, 2016.  Board members were also given copies of public comment on the petition.

The Board decided to initiate rulemaking to amend the requirement for posting of a dentist’s DEA registration.  The amendment will require a dentist to maintain a copy of the DEA registration in a readily retrievable manner at each practice location. While the amendment will be submitted as a \"fast-track” action, it is likely that the regulatory process will take several months before it becomes final.  The Board will notify licensees when the amended regulation is effective.


Associated regulatory action Posting of DEA registration
Latest Stage: Fast-Track

Contact Information
Name / Title: Sandra Reen  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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