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Prescribing of opioids
Action 4808 / Stage 8041
Proposed Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 11/30/2017  8:43 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 9/5/2017    
pdf Attorney General Certification 9/8/2017    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 10/23/2017    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 11/20/2017    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 11/9/2017   

Changes to Text The proposed text has changed from that of the emergency stage.
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 9/5/2017
Review Completed: 9/8/2017
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 9/8/2017
Review Completed: 10/23/2017
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 11/3/2017
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 11/9/2017
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 11/20/2017
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 12/11/2017    Volume: 34  Issue: 8
Public Hearings

02/08/2018 8:45 AM

Comment Period Ended 2/9/2018
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kelli Moss  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)597-4133    FAX: (804)767-1011    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this board.


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Action 4808:
Prescribing of opioids
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (7915) Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
Proposed   (8041) Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/09/2018.
Final   (8240) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/08/2018.
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