Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Veterinary Medicine
Petition 367
Petition Information
Petition Title Removal of clinical practice requirement for licensure by endorsement
Date Filed 6/6/2022    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Mark Cushing 
Petitioner's Request

The petitioner requests that the Board amend 18VAC150-20-120 to remove the requirement that applicants for licensure by endorsement have regularly engaged in clinical practice for at least two of the last four years. The petitioner states that removing this requirement could help address veterinarian shortages and would put Virginia in line with 20 other states which do not require clinical practice for licensure by endorsement.

Agency's Plan

The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register on July 4, 2022. The petition for rulemaking will also be published on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall to receive public comment, which will open on July 4 and close on August 3, 2022. The Board will consider the petition and all comments in support or opposition at its next Board meeting after the close of the comment period, which is currently scheduled for October 13, 2022.

Comment Period Began 7/4/2022    Ended 8/3/2022
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 6/6/2022
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 7/4/2022     Volume: 38  Issue: 23
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 10/13/2022
Decision Publication Date Published on: 11/7/2022     Volume: 39  Issue: 6
Agency Decision Summary

At its meeting on October 13, 2022, the Board voted to take no action on the petition. The Board recently underwent a periodic review of its regulations and determined that it would amend 18VAC150-20-121 during the implementation of the periodic review findings. The Board will consider removal of the practice requirement and other license by endorsement requirements as it considers revisions for all of Chapter 20.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Leslie L. Knachel  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, 23233
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