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
COVID-19 Vaccination Racial Disparity Awareness
The Department of Health Professions has issued an open letter to healthcare practitioners concerned that some racial and ethnic minority groups have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19
The Department of Health Professions (DHP) has been made aware that some licensees have received fraudulent communications from individuals claiming to be from one of our licensing boards or another agency
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.