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Media Resources

To learn more about DHP, please view the Department of Health Professions Media Guide

Releases and Alerts

For News Media:

Kelly Smith
Director of Communications
Desk (804) 367-4524
Mobile (804) 986-4771

Press requests are accepted by the Office of Communications for Virginia’s 13 health regulatory boards; the Department of Health Professions (DHP) and its signature programs, the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP), the Health Practitioner’s Monitoring Program (HPMP) and the Healthcare Workforce Data Center (HWDC). 

Email sent to is the most expedient way to receive a return reply to inquiries from the news media regarding licensees, changes in health regulatory laws or regulations and access to content expertise.

DHP adheres to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act to ensure access to public records and public meetings with exceptions as noted under the Commonwealth’s Regulatory Board Confidentiality Law- State Statute 54.1-2400.2.

All public information regarding Virginia’s 400,000 healthcare licensees and entities registered with a health regulatory board in the Commonwealth is available under Public Resources on DHP’s website under License Lookup. Disciplinary decisions made by health regulatory boards, within the past 90 days, are posted to Case Decisions.

For information regarding the disposition of public meetings, and related minutes please visit the appropriate health regulatory board’s website or Virginia Regulatory Town Hall to register for notifications of meetings and regulatory actions taken by boards and the Department.