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 4673
Proposed Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 6/30/2008  3:34 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 6/30/2008    
ORM Economic Review Form Not yet submitted  
pdf Attorney General Certification 7/2/2008    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 7/16/2008    
Agency Response to EIA Not yet submitted  

Withdrawn 5/21/09
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 6/30/2008
Review Completed: 7/2/2008
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 7/2/2008
Review Completed: 7/17/2008
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 9/5/2008
Governor's Review Stage withdrawn on 05/21/2009 before the Governor's office completed its review.
Virginia Registrar Not yet submitted
Comment Period No comment period will occur since the stage has been withdrawn.
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NOIRA   (3880) Stage withdrawn on 05/21/2009 after the comment period had ended.
Proposed   (4673) Stage withdrawn on 05/21/2009 before the Governor's office completed its review.
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