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Department of Health Professions News

Drug Take Back Day October 26, 2019

Published on Oct 17, 2019

Saturday October 26, 2019 is the 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

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PMP Announces New Access to Opioid Prescription History from Military Hospitals and Clinics

Published on Mar 6, 2019

Virginia’s Prescription Monitoring Program, or PMP, announces its new ability to share the prescription history of Military Treatment Facility patients.

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Licensed Nurse Practitioner Autonomous Practice

Published on Feb 20, 2019

New autonomous practice law enacted by Governor Northam and the associated emergency regulations promulgated by the Committee of the Joint Boards of Nursing and Medicine are in effect as of January 7, 2019.

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Virginia Core Competencies in Addiction, Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing

Published on Dec 6, 2018

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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Pharmaceutical Processors Permit Application

Published on Jun 29, 2018

A Request for Application (RFA) process has opened for obtaining conditional approval for a pharmaceutical processor permit.

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Virginia's Prescription Monitoring Program Now Interoperable With North Carolina

Published on Jan 26, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam announced interconnectivity between Virginia's Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) and North Carolina's Controlled Substance Reporting System,  RxSentry.

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UVA Health System Integrates Medical Record System with Prescription Monitoring Program

Published on Jan 3, 2018

The UVA Health System becomes the first large medical system in Virginia under a public-private grant to initiate use of NarxCare Appriss.

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Important Information on Payments

Published on Jul 1, 2010

The Departement of Health Professions no longer accepts cash payments or foreign checks.

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