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Department of Health Professions
Board of Optometry
Regulations of the Virginia Board of Optometry [18 VAC 105 ‑ 20]
Waiver for e-prescribing
Action 5438 / Stage 8834
Emergency/NOIRA Stage  
red ball Emergency Text 11/25/2019  7:45 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 11/25/2019    
pdf Attorney General Certification 1/2/2020    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 8/12/2020   

Public Hearing Will be held at the proposed stage
Emergency Authority 2.2-4011
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 11/25/2019
Review Completed: 1/2/2020
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 1/3/2020
Review Completed: 1/16/2020
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 5/29/2020
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 8/12/2020
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 8/12/2020
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 9/14/2020    Volume: 37  Issue: 2
Comment Period Ended 10/14/2020
Effective Date 8/12/2020
Expiration Date 2/11/2022

Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kelli Moss  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)597-4077    FAX: (804)793-9145    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this board.


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Action 5438:
Waiver for e-prescribing
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (8834) Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
Proposed   (9108) Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/23/2021.
Final   (9453) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/02/2022.
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