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Own Your Future: Virginia's Long-Term Care Awareness Campaign
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 – 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.
FDA Warns Health Care Providers to Not Administer Sterile Products from NuVision Pharmacy, Dallas Facility
Nationwide Recall of All Compounded Sterile Products from Specialty Compounding, Cedar Park, TX
CDC updates at - http://emergency.cdc.gov/HAN/han00353.asp
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.
NECC Meningitis Outbreak linked to Steroid Injections
CDC Updates at http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/outbreaks/meningitis.html
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.
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.
Public Health Information
Important Public Health Information from the Department of Health
Address of record
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 DHP for agency purposes. The Code also requires DHP to provide an opportunity for a health professional to provide a second address for the purpose of public dissemination. 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. If the health professional would prefer that his/her address of record remain confidential, then an alternative public address must be provided to DHP. (Note: the License Lookup feature on the DHP public website does not contain the full address. However, public addresses are available by contacting Virginia Interactive Premium Service or the Board.) An individual 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 the time of renewal or at any time by written notification to the Board. Changes to the address of record may also be made at any time by accessing your licensure information through the online system. Any change that is made to one of the addresses does not automatically update the other address. Address information should be kept current for the address of record and the public address (if different from the address of record) at all times.
The Joint Commission on Health Care has noted a significant shortage of geriatricians in Virginia. To obtain information specific to the treatment of elderly patients, please access these and other resources for practitioners who provide geriatric care:
- Information about meetings
www.VirginiaGeriatrics.org - Several interactive modules and other educational resources
http://www.americangeriatrics.org – Website for the American Geriatrics Society
www.Geriatricsatyourfingertips.org - Manual on geriatric care
www.Eperc.mcw.edu/EPERC/FastFactsandConcepts - end of life and palliative medicine
www.pogoe.org - The Portal of Geriatric Online Education (POGOe) is a free public repository of a growing collection of geriatric educational materials
McGuire VAMC Monthly Geriatric Grand Rounds - Coordinator is Angela.Gentili@va.gov
Licensees can renew a license, change an address and request a duplicate license online. Certain license types can now renew online.
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
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Continuing Education Forms can be found here.
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Laws & Regulations
Board Calendar and Past Board Meeting Minutes
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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.