Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations Governing the Licensure of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses [18 VAC 90 ‑ 30]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Name change from nurse practitioner to advanced practice registered nurse
Action 6235 / Stage 10000
Final Stage  
red ball Final Text 9/14/2023  4:45 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 5/8/2023   (modified 7/2/2023)    
pdf ORM Economic Review Form 7/17/2023    
pdf Attorney General Certification 8/25/2023    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 9/6/2023   

Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 7/2/2023
Review Completed: 8/25/2023
Result: Certified
Governor's Review
ORM Review Completed: 9/6/2023
Governor Review Completed: 9/6/2023
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 9/6/2023
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 10/9/2023    Volume: 40  Issue: 4
Comment Period No comment period held for this exempt action/stage.
Effective Date 11/8/2023
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Sutie 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this chapter.


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Action 6235:
Name change from nurse practitioner to advanced practice registered nurse
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Final   (10000) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/08/2023.
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