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Own Your Future: Virginia's Long-Term Care Awareness Campaign
Certification for the Use of Cannabidiol Oil or THC-A Oil
The Governor has signed legislation (SB1235 & HB1445) that authorizes a practitioner of medicine or osteopathy licensed by the Board of Medicine in the course of his professional practice to issue a written certification for the use of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil for treatment or to alleviate the symptoms of a patient’s intractable epilepsy. Here is the link to the certification form that must be completed by the physician.
Message from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB):
NTSB has recently adopted a safety study about the risk of impairment in transportation accidents. As a result, it has made several recommendations including publication and dissemination of a reminder to all prescribers and pharmacists of the importance of routinely discussing with patients the effect their diagnosed medical conditions or recommended drugs may have on their ability to safely operate a vehicle in any mode of transportation. Click here to read an excerpt from the study.
Completing death certificates
Sign Up for the Prescription Monitoring Program
The 2014 Session of the General Assembly passed SB294 that establishes a requirement for all prescribers that treat humans to be registered with the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) upon application for or renewal of licensure beginning July 1, 2015. DHP is working to integrate this registration into the re-licensure process. The bill also has a requirement for prescribers of benzodiazepines and opiates to check the PMP at the initiation of treatment. You may wish to go ahead and sign up for the PMP now rather than waiting until next year. You can read the bill by clicking here.
Surgical Technologists and Surgical Assistants
The 2014 Session of the General Assembly passed legislation that authorizes the Board to register individuals that qualify as surgical technologists and surgical assistants. Regulations to implement registration have been adopted by the Board and are currently being reviewed by the Department of Planning and Budget, the Secretary of Health and Human Resources and the Governor. Applications for registration will be available when the regulations are approved, published and in effect. To be notified of publication and the effective date, you may register on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at www.townhall.virginia.gov for notifications on regulations under the Board of Medicine.
New Procedure for Verification of Licensure
The Virginia Board of Medicine has teamed up with VeriDoc, Inc. to provide immediate verifications of licensure for our physicians and physician assistants to other state medical boards.
If you need a verification of your Virginia MD, DO, PA, Resident, or University Limited license sent to another state medical board, go to www.veridoc.org and follow the instructions to create and send an immediate verification. The fee charged by VeriDoc is $10.00.
If you need to have a verification of licensure sent to any entity other than a state medical board, or if your license type is not included above, please send your request along with a check or money order in the amount of $10 payable to the Treasurer of Virginia, to:
Virginia Board of Medicine
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Address of record / Address changes
Section 54.1-2400.02.B of the Code of Virginia requires the Department of Health Professions (DHP) to collect an official address of record from each health professional to be used by the Board of Medicine and the Department of Health Professions to contact the licensee. This address of record is not intended to be released to the public, but it will be in accordance with Section 54.1-2400.02 C if a second, public address is not provided by the licensee. Section 54.1-2400.02 C gives the licensee the opportunity to provide this second address for release to the public. While providing this opportunity, this section of the Code of Virginia clearly states that if there is no second (public) address provided, the official address of record will be used as the public address for the purpose of public dissemination. So if you prefer that your address of record remain confidential, then an alternative public address must be provided to the Board of Medicine and DHP. A licensee is not required to submit a place of residence for either the official address of record or the public address. A post office box or a practice location is acceptable.
Changes to either address may be made at any time by email notification to the Board at email@example.com, subject: "Address Change." Make sure you include updates for both your official DHP ADDRESS of RECORD and your PUBLIC ADDRESS, as a change that is made to one of the addresses does not automatically update the other address. Board of Medicine regulations require that a current address of record be on file and that changes should be made within 30 days of acquiring a new address.
Disclosures by Licensed Midwives for High-Risk Pregnancy Conditions
Guidance document for licensed midwives with evidence-based information and a format to record in a client’s record the disclosure of information and options for consultation and referral if certain high risks conditions are identified. Click here to view Guidance Document 85-10.
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 licensing specialist for your profession.
New law has been created that places a requirement on practitioners who order tests for Lyme disease. As of July 1, 2013, "every licensee or his in-office designee who orders a laboratory test for the presence of Lyme disease shall provide to the patient or his legal representative" certain information.
Click on this link to view the full law and the language that must be provided to patients.
Behavior Analysts and Assistant Behavior Analysts
Regulations requiring the licensure of these professions became effective September 19, 2012. Applications may be submitted online on our Forms & Applications webpage.
Public Health Information
Important Public Health Information from the Department of Health
Duty to Report Adult Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation -
The Adult Protective Services Program at the Virginia Department of Social Services is pleased to announce the availability of a new online educational opportunity for mandated reporters of abuse, neglect and exploitation of older or incapacitated individuals. This online training course has been developed for, and with the assistance of, mandated reporters and APS professionals to assist mandated reporters in understanding adult abuse and their responsibilities as mandated reporters. Read More...(word .doc)
Forms & Applications
Download the available forms and applications from the Board.
Continuing Education Forms can be found here.
View the list of Professions regulated by the Board.
Laws & Regulations
Board Calendar and Past Board Meeting Minutes
View the calendar of upcoming Board meetings and minutes from past Board meetings.
View the current Members of the Board
Read the latest Board newsletters.
View and download the list of available guidance documents. These documents provide information or guidance to the public to interpret or implement statutes or the agency's rules or regulations.
Regulatory Town Hall
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.