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Ebola Virus Update for healthcare practitioners from Virginia Department of Health
October 15, 2014 - As the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) continues to make news, it is important for licensees of health regulatory boards to be informed. In addition to public outreach, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) is the Commonwealth’s top resource on Ebola for healthcare providers and facilities. For up to the minute information, please visit VDH’s website.
October 3, 2014 - I am providing you with a update on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and will continue to do so regularly as needed over the coming weeks. The safety of all health care providers and keeping the health care community and the public informed are our top priorities. Read the full letter from the State Health Commissioner.
HB1235 Implantable Medical Devices
The Regulatory Research Committee is holding a public hearing May 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. to solicit input on views concerning House Bill 1235 (2014) Implantable Medical Devices distributed by medical device distributors in which a physician has an ownership interest in the Commonwealth. Public comment will be received until June 20, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Read the study provided by the Office of Inspector General.
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.
Attached for your reference is 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
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.