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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources, What you need to Know…

 In response to COVID-19 social distancing precautions, DHP’s public reception area is closed to walk-in services. Read More

 Our Mission

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.

What We Do

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.

Health Professions Regulatory Boards

Boards

Our Health Regulatory Boards license, certify and/or regulate Health Professionals.

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Apply for License

Recent graduates, professionals licensed outside of Virginia, and those wanting to reinstate licenses.

Renew Professional License

Renew License

Professionals who are licensed in Virginia can renew their licenses online here.

Search Practitioner Information

Practitioner Info

Lookup a license, check doctor's profiles, review case decisions.

File a Complaint

File a Complaint

The Department of Health Professions receives complaints about Virginia healthcare practitioners who may have violated a regulation or law.

Programs

DHP Programs

Prescription Monitoring Program, the Health Practitioners' Monitoring Program and the Healthcare Workforce Data Center

Featured News

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.  

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Autonomous Practice

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)

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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.

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Other Citizen Services

Important Information For Active Duty Service Members, Veterans & Military Spouses
Healthcare Occupational Roadmap