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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
Automated License Verification: (804) 270-6836
Email: bhp@dhp.virginia.gov

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Online Renewals

The Department is currently experiencing a technical issue causing delays with our online application and online renewal process for those licenses expiring June 30, 2015. We encourage you to continue to make attempts to apply or renew online as most licensees have been able to complete the process after several attempts. Because of the high volume of online activity, we suggest subsequent attempts throughout the course of the day or evening.

In the event that you are not able to complete the process, we suggest other options for renewal which are to overnight your payment or to bring your payment in person to the office. Please note that any checks should be made out to the Treasurer of Virginia.

Late fees for June renewals will not apply until July 6, 2015. We are aware that some duplicate payments have been processed and we will refund those duplicates payments.

If you are able to delay your online application or you have a July renewal, we strongly suggest waiting until after the holiday weekend. Please note: the Department is closed Friday July 3, 2015.

Employers attempting to verify license renewals are encouraged to call the DHP automated telephone verification system (IVR) during this time of technical difficulty with online renewals at (804) 270-6836. This system is the most up to date means of licensure verification. The IVR system will verify those license records on the day that they have been successfully processed, and offer a fax back verification option. We appreciate your patience as our staff members resolve these online license renewal issues one licensee at a time.

Invitation for Public Comment on the Need for a Funeral Director-Only License as an Additional Category of Licensure in Virginia

The Regulatory Research Committee of the Virginia Board of Health Professions is holding a public hearing to receive comment on the relative merits of a potential separate funeral-director-only category of licensure of the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers will be held on May 28, 2015 beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Read more here.

The Board's Regulatory Research Committee will continue to gather written comment until June 30, 2015. After June 30, 2015 the written comment will be reviewed and presented at the next scheduled meeting on August 6, 2015.

At that time, the Committee will determine its findings.

Public Comment Received for the Dental Hygienist Scope of Practice Review

Invitation to Comment on Dental Hygienist Scope of Practice Review

On January 22, 2015 at 10:30 AM, the Board of Health Professions’ Regulatory Research Committee will hold a public hearing on its Dental Hygienist Scope of Practice review. Please view the Invitation to Comment here. Persons desiring to provide comment may wish to review the following document:

Summary of Staff Research to Date, updated 4/13/2015

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.

http://www.cms.hhs.gov/SurveyCertificationGenInfo/downloads/SCLetter10_03.pdf

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

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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.