Department of Health Professions
Press Releases and News Archive
2015 News and Press Releases
- November 2015 - Navigating FOIA - A vast majority of public records are available to all citizens of the Commonwealth through the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Download our guidance document to learn more about your FOIA rights and responsibilities.
- September 3, 2015 - Virginia will participate, Saturday, September 26, 2015 in the tenth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), this collaborative effort between state and local law enforcement agencies provides residents with an opportunity to dispose of potentially dangerous controlled substances in their medicine cabinets in an environmentally safe manner. Healthcare practitioners are encouraged to advise patients about this service and to remind them it is free and anonymous with no questions asked. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at sites coordinated by law enforcement throughout Virginia. To find a collection site nearby or for more information, click on the following link: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/.