Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Petition 311
Petition Information
Petition Title Change requirement for nametag
Date Filed 10/25/2019    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Zenaida Laxa 
Petitioner's Request

To amend section 130 to change the requirement for an applicant from another country to use the designation of \\"foreign nurse graduate\\" on a nametag to the designation of \\"RN Applicant\\"

Agency's Plan

In accordance with Virginia law, the petition will be published on November 25, 2019 in the Register of Regulations and also posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at to receive public comment ending December 25, 2019.

            Following receipt of all comments on the petition to amend regulations, the Board will decide whether to make any changes to the regulatory language. This matter will be on the Board’s agenda for its first meeting after the comment period, which is scheduled for January 28, 2020.


Comment Period Ended 12/25/2019
Agency Decision Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 1/28/2020
Agency Decision Summary

The Board adopted an amendment to section 130 to change the nametag requirement from \"foreign nurse graduate\" to \"RN applicant.\"

Associated regulatory action Name tag requirement for foreign graduates
Latest Stage: Fast-Track

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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