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Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations Governing the Licensure of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses [18 VAC 90 ‑ 30]
Autonomous practice
Action 5132 / Stage 8395
Emergency/NOIRA Stage  
red ball Emergency Text 9/28/2018  1:32 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 9/21/2018   (modified 10/15/2018)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 10/4/2018    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 12/18/2018   
pdf Emergency Extension Request Requested on 3/17/2020   (Approved on 5/22/2020)  

Public Hearing Will be held at the proposed stage
Emergency Authority 2.2-4011
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 9/21/2018
Review Completed: 10/4/2018
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 10/4/2018
Review Completed: 10/17/2018
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 11/14/2018
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 12/18/2018
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 12/19/2018
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 1/7/2019    Volume: 35  Issue: 10
Comment Period Ended 2/6/2019
Effective Date 1/7/2019
Expiration Date 6/6/2020

The expiration date for this emergency regulation has been extended until 12/5/2020

Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Sutie 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this chapter.


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Action 5132:
Autonomous practice
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (8395) Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
Proposed   (8578) Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/29/2019.
Final   (8907) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/22/2020.
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