Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physician Assistants [18 VAC 85 ‑ 50]
Rules for prescribing opioids for chronic pain
Action 2216 / Stage 3880
Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA)  
Preliminary Draft Text None submitted  
pdf Agency Background Document 10/27/2006    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 5/16/2007   

Withdrawn 5/21/09
DPB Review
Submitted on 10/27/2006
Review Completed: 11/3/2006
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 11/15/2006
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 5/16/2007
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 5/17/2007
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 6/11/2007    Volume: 23  Issue: 20
Comment Period Ended 7/11/2007
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 2216:
Rules for prescribing opioids for chronic pain
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (3880) Stage withdrawn on 05/21/2009 after the comment period had ended.
Proposed   (4673) Stage withdrawn on 05/21/2009 before the Governor's office completed its review.
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