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Department of Health Professions
Complaint Process

The Department of Health Professions receives complaints about health care practitioners who may have violated a regulation or law. Complaints for all the licensing and regulatory Boards are received and processed by the Enforcement Division.

For information about each of the 14 individual licensing and regulatory Boards under this agency’s authority, visit the Licensing Boards page.

Go here for a list of health care practitioners and facilities regulated by this agency.

For a detailed explanation of the Disciplinary Process for Licensed Health Professionals, click here.

Complaint Form

NOTE: The Department of Health Professions cannot guarantee anonymity. Information regarding your report, including information provided by you, may be shared with the subject of the report (practitioner or licensee). If you wish to submit an anonymous report, do not include any information on the complaint form, envelope, email or supplemental documents that reveal your identity.

Download Complaint Form

  1. Provide your name, address, and telephone number (unless anonymous)
  2. Identify the practitioner you are reporting.
  3. Provide a detailed summary of your concerns.
  4. Attach copies (not originals) of documents relating to your concerns, if applicable.
  5. Return the completed Complaint Form to the Enforcement Division.

If you do not have Microsoft Word, you can get the Microsoft® Word Viewer to view and print documents.  

How to file a Complaint

Complaints may be submitted to the Enforcement Division in writing, by telephone, fax, email, or in person.

NOTE: The Department of Health Professions cannot guarantee anonymity. Information regarding your report, including information provided by you, may be shared with the subject of the report (practitioner or licensee). If you wish to submit an anonymous report, do not include any information on the complaint form, envelope, email or supplemental documents that reveal your identity.

Virginia Department of Health Professions
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463

Telephone: 1-800-533-1560 or (804) 367-4691

Fax: (804) 527-4424

Email:  enfcomplaints@dhp.virginia.gov