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Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing Prescribing of Opioids and Buprenorphine [18 VAC 85 ‑ 21]
Initial regulations
Action 4760 / Stage 7981
Proposed Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 11/14/2017  3:42 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 7/13/2017    
pdf Attorney General Certification 8/7/2017    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 9/25/2017   (modified 12/4/2017)    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 11/4/2017    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 11/2/2017   

Changes to Text The proposed text for this stage is identical to the emergency regulation.
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 7/13/2017
Review Completed: 8/7/2017
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 8/11/2017
Review Completed: 9/25/2017
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 11/2/2017
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 11/2/2017
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 11/4/2017
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 11/27/2017    Volume: 34  Issue: 7
Public Hearings

12/01/2017 8:35 AM

Comment Period Ended 1/26/2018
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 4760:
Initial regulations
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (7835) Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
Emergency/NOIRA   (7967) Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
Proposed   (7981) Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/26/2018.
Final   (8216) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/08/2018.
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