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Board of Health Professions

Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463
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Phone: (804) 367-4403
Fax:(804) 527-4466
Complaints: (800) 533-1560

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:15 to 5:00
except Holidays

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Prescription Drug Take Back

Drug Takeback Day April 29 2017 April 29th marks the 12th annual drug takeback day in Virginia. Safely dispose of your expired or unused prescriptions in a safe, convenient, and responsible way at a drug takeback location near you.

  • Read a letter from DHP Director Dr. David Brown
  • Learn more about the DEA prescription drug takeback initiative
  • Find a collection site near you

    Opioid Addiction Crisis Declared a Public Health Emergency in Virginia

    On November 21, 2016 Governor McAuliffe issued a News Release stating that State Health Commissioner Marissa Levine has declared Virginia’s opioid abuse crisis a Public Health Emergency in the Commonwealth.

    Visit the Virginia Department of Health for more information.
    Download Commissioner Levine’s message to healthcare practitioners on dispensing Naloxone.

    2017 Spring Break Zika Awareness Toolkit

    Image of Asian tiger mosquito. Zika. www.ZikaVA.orgPrimarily a mosquito borne disease, the Zika virus is most impactful in warmer seasons when illness can be transmitted by insects carrying the virus from one person to another. Maintaining a keen awareness for the transmission and treatment of Zika virus infection is an imperative for healthcare practitioners.

    Along with their Zika Virus information page, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) now offers a Spring Break Toolkit featuring printable infographics and online resources to help Virginians spread Zika awareness on social media.



    Federal Rules in Place Regarding Dialysis Patient Care Technicians

    In order to meet US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements for reimbursement for End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) services federal regulations effective April 15, 2010 require facilities' technicians who have been employed since October 14, 2008 to be certified within 18 months of their date of hire.

    Virginia's statutes and regulations require certification within 24 months regardless of the payment system for End Stage Renal Disease services. The CMS rules requiring certification within 18 months apply to federal reimbursement.

    Click here to read an explanatory letter from October 2009 from CMS to State Survey Agency Directors. In the Commonwealth this is the function of the Virginia Department of Health.

    Dialysis patient care technician info

    Attention: dialysis patient care technician trainees, supervising registered nurses, and other interested parties, information on provisional practice for persons receiving training to become dialysis patient care technicians is available on the Board of Health Professions' webpage on the Laws and Regulations page.

    Laws & Regulations

    Keep in the know about important laws and regulations:

    Laws & Regulations Governing Board of Health Professions

    Laws Governing All Health Professions

    Guidance Documents

    View and download the list of available guidance documents from the Virginia Board of Health Professions. These documents provide information or guidance to the public to interpret or implement statutes or the agency's rules or regulations.

    Studies and Policy Reviews

    Recent studies and reports are now available online. Click here to view studies from the Virginia Board of Health Professions

    Board Members, Meetings and Minutes

    View the current membership of the Board of Health Professions.

    View the Calendar of upcoming Board meetings and minutes from past Board meetings.

    Regulatory Town Hall

    Be informed about the regulatory work of Virginia's Health Regulatory Boards. 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.