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Coats Disease Awareness Day
In its 2017 Session, the Virginia General Assembly passed House Joint Resolution 750 which establishes August 17th of each year as Coats Disease Awareness Day. Coats Disease is a rare eye condition that primarily afflicts young children and teenagers, but it can affect adults as well. It can cause blood vessels in one or both eyes to develop abnormally, causing exudative leakage in the back of the eye. Without early detection, treatment or surgery, these changes may progress to trauma, damage, partial or total blindness, or even require enucleation. Coats is sometimes hard to diagnose. To learn more about Coats Disease, go to this link for Rare Diseases Info from the National Institutes of Health. It is hoped that early detection and research to find more effective treatments will lead to better outcomes for the citizens of the Commonwealth with this disease. Remember, August 17th is Coats Disease Awareness Day!
Health care providers serving Virginians can learn about Medicaid Expansion at the Department of Medical Assistance Services web site.
Controlled Substances CE Requirements
Every 2 years, licensees with prescriptive authority must complete 2 hours of continuing education (CE) in pain management, proper prescribing of controlled substances, and the diagnosis and management of addiction. For the upcoming biennium, the Board has developed a package of activities that will satisfy the requirement for 2 hours of Type 1 CE for renewal in 2019-2020. Here is the link to the package.
Licensees who do not wish to use the Board's 2-hour package for their opioid CE are responsible for finding Type 1 activities that relate to pain management, proper prescribing of controlled substances, and the diagnosis and management of addiction.
Certification for the Use of Cannabidiol Oil or THC-A Oil
House Bill 1251 was signed by Governor Northam on March 9, 2018 and became effective the same day. The new law authorizes a practitioner of medicine or osteopathy to issue a certification for the use of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil for the treatment or to alleviate the symptoms of any diagnosed condition or disease determined by the practitioner to benefit from such use. Click here to find out more.
Regulations Governing Prescribing of Opioids and Buprenorphine - effective August 8, 2018
Procedure for Verification of Licensure
The Virginia Board of Medicine has teamed up with VeriDoc, Inc. to provide immediate verifications of licensure for our physicians and physician assistants to other state medical boards.
If you need a verification of your Virginia MD, DO, PA, Resident, or University Limited license sent to another state medical board, go to www.veridoc.org and follow the instructions to create and send an immediate verification. The fee charged by VeriDoc is $10.00.
If you need to have a verification of licensure sent to any entity other than a state medical board, or if your license type is not included above, please complete a Virginia license verification request form and submit with the appropriate processing fee.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Click here for Information on Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Public Health Information
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Forms & Applications
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Continuing Education Forms can be found here.
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Laws & Regulations
Board Calendar and Past Board Meeting Minutes
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View and download the list of available guidance documents. These documents provide information or guidance to the public to interpret or implement statutes or the agency's rules or regulations.
Regulatory Town Hall
The Virginia Department of Planning & Budget has designed a Regulatory Town Hall for anyone interested in the proposal of regulations or meetings of regulatory boards.