Virginia Board of Dentistry
News and Information
Click on the link below to view the Virginia Board of Dentistry Newsletter.
Message from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB):
NTSB has recently adopted a safety study about the risk of impairment in transportation accidents. As a result, it has made several recommendations including publication and dissemination of a reminder to all prescribers and pharmacists of the importance of routinely discussing with patients the effect their diagnosed medical conditions or recommended drugs may have on their ability to safely operate a vehicle in any mode of transportation. Click here to read an excerpt from the study.
Sedation and Anesthesia Permits and Inspections Q and A
Extension of renewal requirements for deployed military and spouses
Virginia law allows active duty service people or their spouses who are deployed outside the U.S. to have an extension of time for any requirement or fee pertaining to renewal until 60 days after the person’s return from deployment. The extension cannot last beyond 5 years past the expiration date for the license. For more information, please read attached policy (pdf) and contact the applicable board for your license.
Address of record
The Department of Health Professions (DHP) is required to collect an official address of record from each health professional. This address is used by DHP for agency purposes and may be provided as public information. DHP is also required to give health professionals the opportunity to provide an alternate address for dissemination to the public. If no second (public) address is provided, the official address of record is given to the public. An individual is not required to submit a place of residence for either the official address of record or the public address. A post office box or a practice location is acceptable. Changes to either address are required within 30 days of any change and may be made at any time by accessing your licensure information through the online system or by written notification to the Board.
By law, the persons licensed as health care practitioners have a duty to report to the Virginia Department of Social Services or the local departments of social services any known or suspected incidences of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of children or elderly and incapacitated adults. Contact information and a copy of the law may be obtained at: Legal Requirements to Report Child Abuse and Adult Abuse