10/25/2019 8:25 am
Date / Time filed with the Register of Regulations
VA.R. Document Number: R____-______
Virginia Register Publication Information

Transmittal Sheet: Response to Petition for Rulemaking
Initial Agency Notice
Agency Decision
Promulgating Board: Board of Nursing
Regulatory Coordinator: Elaine J. Yeatts


Agency Contact: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.

Executive Director


Contact Address: Department of Health Professions

9960 Mayland Drive

Suite 300

Richmond, VA 23233
Chapter Affected:
18 vac 90 - 19: Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing
Statutory Authority: State: Sections 54.1-2400 and Chapter 30 of Title 54.1

Federal: none
Date Petition Received 10/25/2019
Petitioner Zenaida Laxa
 Petitioner's Request
To amend section 130 to change the requirement for an applicant from another country to use the designation of "foreign nurse graduate" on a nametag to the designation of "RN Applicant"
 Agency Plan
In accordance with Virginia law, the petition will be published on November 25, 2019 in the Register of Regulations and also posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at www.townhall.virginia.gov to receive public comment ending December 25, 2019.             Following receipt of all comments on the petition to amend regulations, the Board will decide whether to make any changes to the regulatory language. This matter will be on the Board's agenda for its first meeting after the comment period, which is scheduled for January 28, 2020.  
Publication Date 11/25/2019  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 12/25/2019