|About the Agency|
The Department of Health Professions (DHP) is pleased to introduce on behalf of the Commonwealths' 13 health regulatory boards and the Board of Health Professions, this brief synopsis on the work of the boards to license and regulate Virginia's 350,000 healthcare practitioners across 80 professions. Each board works "To ensure safe and competent patient care by licensing health professionals, enforcing standards of practice, and providing information to health care practitioners and the public."
Data a Vital First Step in Projecting Nurse Workforce Capacity
|Other Citizen Services|
Own Your Future: Virginia's Long-Term Care Awareness Campaign
Our mission is to ensure safe and competent patient care by licensing health professionals, enforcing standards of practice, and providing information to health care practitioners and the public.
Eighth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, Saturday, April 26, 2014
|Virginia will participate, Saturday, April 26, 2014 in the eighth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, this collaborative effort between state and local law enforcement agencies provides residents with an opportunity to dispose of potentially dangerous controlled substances from their medicine cabinets in an environmentally safe manner. Collection activities will take place from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. at sites designated by law enforcement throughout Virginia. To find a collection site nearby or for more information, click on the following link: http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/. Please note that this service is free and anonymous; no questions asked. To read more about this event view our printable flyer.|
“New Frontiers for Virginia’s Healthcare Workforce” Forum Summary
The Healthcare Workforce Data Center (HWDC) recently released five reports compiled from 2011-2012 surveys of healthcare licensees from the professions of dentistry, nursing and pharmacy. Read more about the forum and what was discussed here.
Extension of renewal requirements for deployed military and spouses
Virginia law allows active duty service people or their spouses who are deployed outside the U.S. to have an extension of time for any requirement or fee pertaining to renewal until 60 days after the person’s return from deployment. The extension cannot last beyond 5 years past the expiration date for the license. For more information, please read attached policy and contact the applicable board for your license.
Public Health Information
As of August 1, 2010, DHP no longer accepts cash payments or foreign checks. Only the following payment methods are accepted:
- Personal/Business Checks
- Cashier’s/Certified Checks
- Money Orders
No cash, credit/debit cards, or foreign checks are accepted at DHP’s central office. DHP offers online and mail-in payment options. For online options click the following links:
Online Renewals | Online Applications
The Department’s most important priority is to ensure that citizens receive safe and competent healthcare. We have achieved a dramatic improvement in how long it takes to resolve disciplinary cases without sacrificing public safety. Click here, or the chart below, to get the complete story.
DHP exceeds its goal by closing over 90% of disciplinary cases within 250 working days...
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