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Department of Health Professions News

Out-of-State Licensee Reporting

Published on Apr 17, 2020

Updated June 11, 2020

Read about the updated requirement to report employing out-of-state healthcare practitioners to work in the Commonwealth.

 

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COVID-19: Temporary waivers for various regulations

Published on Mar 20, 2020

During this public health threat, DHP is establishing temporary waivers to various regulations during the declared state of emergency.

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COVID-19 - Closure of walk-in services

Published on Mar 17, 2020

In response to COVID-19 social distancing precautions, DHP's public reception area is not accommodating walk-in services. We encourage you to contact us online or by telephone. 

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COVID-19: Relaxation of HIPAA Enforcement for Telehealth

Published on Mar 30, 2020

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in the US Department of Health and Human Services is relaxing its enforcement of HIPAA regulations governing telehealth during the COVID-19 National Emergency.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates

Published on Feb 28, 2020

VDH has information on the Coronavirus Disease for both healthcare professionals and the general public which is updated regularly, as new information becomes available.  

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February is American Heart Month

Published on Feb 10, 2020

This month, the Department of Health Professions joins the more than 400,000 licensees of the Commonwealth’s 13 health regulatory boards to recognize with Health and Human Resources Secretary, Dr. Daniel Carey, American Heart Month.

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Drug Take Back Day October 26, 2019

Published on Oct 17, 2019

Saturday October 26, 2019 is the 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

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PMP Announces New Access to Opioid Prescription History from Military Hospitals and Clinics

Published on Mar 6, 2019

Virginia’s Prescription Monitoring Program, or PMP, announces its new ability to share the prescription history of Military Treatment Facility patients.

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Licensed Nurse Practitioner Autonomous Practice

Published on Feb 20, 2019

This law allows Nurse Practitioners with the equivalent of 5 years of full-time clinical experience to be able to apply for full practice authority (autonomous practice)

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Virginia Core Competencies in Addiction, Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing

Published on Dec 6, 2018

Core Competencies in Addiction, Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing sent to VA's schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Programs, for incorporation into programs.

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Pharmaceutical Processors Permit Application

Published on Jun 29, 2018

A Request for Application (RFA) process has opened for obtaining conditional approval for a pharmaceutical processor permit.

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Virginia's Prescription Monitoring Program Now Interoperable With North Carolina

Published on Jan 26, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam announced interconnectivity between Virginia's Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) and North Carolina's Controlled Substance Reporting System,  RxSentry.

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UVA Health System Integrates Medical Record System with Prescription Monitoring Program

Published on Jan 3, 2018

The UVA Health System becomes the first large medical system in Virginia under a public-private grant to initiate use of NarxCare Appriss.

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Important Information on Payments

Published on Jul 1, 2010

The Departement of Health Professions no longer accepts cash payments or foreign checks.

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