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Guidance Documents - Department Policies that affect the general public

The Code of Virginia requires annual publication of lists of guidance documents from state agencies. A guidance document is defined as "...any document developed by a state agency or staff that provides information or guidance of general applicability to the staff or public to interpret or implement statutes or the agency's rules or regulations..." Agencies are required to maintain a complete, current list of all guidance documents and make the full text of such documents available to the public.

Copies of the following documents may be viewed during regular work days from 8:15 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the offices of the Department of Health Professions, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico Virginia 23233-1463 . Copies may also be downloaded by clicking on the links below or from the Regulatory Townhall or requested by email at Questions regarding implementation of these documents or requests for copies may be directed to Elaine Yeatts, Agency Regulatory Coordinator of the department, at the address above or by telephone at (804) 367-4688. Copies are free of charge.

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Department Guidance Documents:

76-1.1, Mission Statement of the Department, April 20, 2010 (pdf)

76-1.6, Disclosure of Non-investigative Information, October 21, 2015 (pdf)

76-1.7, Disclosure of Information to Health Practitioner Monitoring Program, April 13, 2010 (pdf)

76-1.8, Conduct of Surveys, April 20, 2010 (pdf)

76-1.9, Internet Privacy Policy, April 22, 2010 (pdf)

76-1.12, Extension of time for active duty servicemen or spouses, March 26, 2015 (pdf)

76-1.17, Publication of Notices and Orders on the Department websites, July 15, 2013 (pdf)

76-1.18, Website policies, April 22, 2010 (pdf)

76.1.22, Reproduction of a Meeting, August 13, 2010 (pdf)

76-1.24, Summary suspensions and restrictions, December 9, 2011 (pdf)

76-1.25, Front Desk and Visitor Log, January 31, 2015 (pdf)

76-3.1, Execution of disciplinary orders, December 28, 2009 (pdf)

76-3.2, Providing Sanction Reference Point worksheets to respondents, July 19, 2011 (pdf)

76-3.3, Subpoenas for Disciplinary Hearings, January 9, 2012 (pdf)

76-3.4, Complainant notification of case proceedings, May 2, 2011 (pdf)

76-3.5, Reporting to the Data Bank, September 19, 2014 (pdf)

76-3.6, Disciplinary Process for Cases Involving Non-compliance with 54.1-2400.6, effective April 5, 2012 (pdf)

76-3.7, Applicant cases heard by Special Conference Committees, effective July 1, 2014 (pdf)

76-4.1, Receipt and Investigation of Allegations of Misconduct, October 20, 2010 (pdf)

76-4.4, Requesting Reports from the Data Bank, September 19, 2014 (pdf)

76-4.5, Disciplinary Cases Involving Board Members, August 26, 2013 (pdf)

76-4.6, Agency standards for case resolution, April 30, 2010 (pdf)

76-5.1, Procurement of nonprofessional services, November 16, 2015 (pdf)

76-5.2, Procurement of professional services, November 16, 2015 (pdf)

76-5.3, Sole source approval for examination services, November 16, 2015 (pdf)

76-5.5, Principles/Establishment of fees, April 21, 2010 (pdf)

76-5.8, Equal opportunity in agency procurement, November 16, 2015 (pdf)

76-6.1, Recruitment and filling vacant positions, April 23, 2010 (pdf)

76-7.3, Custodians of records, July 22, 2011 (pdf)

76-7.5, Prescription Monitoring Program Advisory Committee, revised March 1, 2016 (pdf)

76-20, Adjudication Process, July 2017

76-32, Letter to Sentara Healthcare on Confidentiality Agreements, April 24, 2002

76-33, Foreign Applicants and Social Security Numbers, November 15, 2013 (pdf)

76-34, Reporting by Hospitals and Health Care Institutions, July 1, 2004, updated November 2015

76-35, Rights & Responsibilities:  The Virginia Freedom of Information Act, revised October 12, 2016

76-39, Guidelines for Pro Hac Vice Admission of Out-Of-State Counsel and Practice by Non-Lawyers, revised August 26, 2010


Disciplinary Procedures & Reporting Requirements: Department Presentation of HB 1441 (Power Point Presentations)

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Mandatory Reporting Requirements related to HB 1441 (PPT)

Reporting Disciplinary Actions, Impairment and Misconduct of Certain Health Care Practitioners Pursuant to House Bill No. 1441 (PPT)

Board of Medicine Presentation on examples of Reportable and Non-Reportable Conduct (PPT)

Board of Nursing Presentation on examples of Reportable and Non-Reportable Conduct (PPT)