The mission of the Department of Health Professions is to ensure safe and competent patient care by licensing health professionals, enforcing standards of practice, and providing information to health care practitioners and the public.
An Executive Branch agency in the Health and Human Resources Secretariat, DHP is composed of Virginia's 13 health regulatory boards, the Board of Health Professions, the Prescription Monitoring Program and the Health Practitioners' Monitoring Program. DHP licenses and regulates over 380,000 healthcare practitioners across 62 professions.
Our Health Regulatory Boards license, certify and/or regulate Health Professionals.
Recent graduates, professionals licensed outside of Virginia, and those wanting to reinstate licenses.
Professionals who are licensed in Virginia can renew their licenses online here.
Lookup a license, check doctor's profiles, review case decisions.
The Department of Health Professions receives complaints about Virginia healthcare practitioners who may have violated a regulation or law.
Prescription Monitoring Program, the Health Practitioners' Monitoring Program and the Healthcare Workforce Data Center
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates
VDH has information on the Coronavirus Disease for both healthcare professionals and the general public which is updated regularly, as new information becomes available.
Licensed Nurse Practitioner Autonomous Practice
This law allows Nurse Practitioners with the equivalent of 5 years of full-time clinical experience to be able to apply for full practice authority (autonomous practice).
Virginia Core Competencies in Addiction, Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing
Core Competencies in Addiction, Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing sent to VA's schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Programs, for incorporation into programs.