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Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico Virginia 23233-1463
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Inquiries regarding Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, Chiropractic, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Care, Licensed Acupuncture, Athletic Training, Certified Professional Midwifery, Radiologic Technology, Polysomnography, Behavior Analysis, Radiologist Assistant, Surgical Assistant and Surgical Technologists: (804) 367-4600

Other Board Phone #'s
Fax: Licensure: (804) 527-4426
Fax: Discipline: (804) 527-4429
Complaints: (800) 533-1560
Automated License Verification: (804) 270-6836
Email: medbd@dhp.virginia.gov

Hours: Mon-Fri 8:15 to 5:00
except Holidays

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Human Trafficking in Virginia

Get information about human trafficking, resources for victims, and reporting of a suspicion of trafficking.

Military Credentialing
Important Information
For Active Duty Service Members, Veterans & Military Spouses

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Disaster Preparedness
You as a citizen can better prepare for a disaster by clicking on the below links:
Ready Virginia
Virginia Department of Health

Licensing in Other States

Commonwealth Calendar

Regulatory Town Hall

Legislative Services

Own Your Future: Virginia's Long-Term Care Awareness Campaign

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Autism Spectrum Disorder

Click here for Information on Autism Spectrum Disorder.


Death Certification

Learn more about how to fill out death certificates, your final act of patient care, at the following link.

Virginia Department of Health training on Death Certification.


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.


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.


Voluntary Registration Available to Surgical Technologists and Surgical Assistants

Regulations became effective on February 13, 2015 for the voluntary registration of surgical technologists and surgical assistants. Click here to view these regulations. The law passed by the 2014 General Assembly provided those with experience as a surgical technologist or surgical assistant the opportunity to register without holding one of the required credentials or having completed a training program. The date by which an individual with experience needed to register was July 1, 2015. Click here to view the law concerning surgical technologists. Click here to view the law regarding surgical assistants. Again, registration is voluntary, not mandatory. Registration is not necessary to practice as a surgical technologist or a surgical assistant.


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


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

Forms & Applications

Download the available forms and applications from the Board.

Continuing Education Forms can be found here.

Regulated Professions

View the list of Professions regulated by the Board.

Laws & Regulations

Laws and Regulations Governing the Board of Medicine

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

Newsletters

Read the latest Board newsletters.

Guidance Documents

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.