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Published on May 3, 2023
2023 Findings Show Virginia’s Behavioral Healthcare Professionals are Increasingly at or Near Retirement Age as Efforts Ramp Up to Better Reflect Racial and Ethnic Diversity Among Practitioners
Published on Nov 5, 2022
Arne Owens is the Director of the Virginia Department of Health Professions, the agency responsible for the licensure and regulation of the Commonwealth's 500,000 healthcare practitioners across 13 regulatory boardsand programs.
Published on Jan 21, 2022
Governor Glenn Youngkin issued an updated COVID-19 Action Plan on March 1, 2022.
Published on Apr 21, 2022
DEA Announces 20th Drug Take-Back Day, April 30, 2022
Published on Nov 9, 2021
Department of Health Professions releases report on best practices for Opioid-Related emergencies in the Emergency Department
Published on Apr 5, 2021
Saturday April 24, 202 is the 20th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
Published on Sep 10, 2020
The Department of Health Professions (DHP) has been made aware that some licensees have received fraudulent communications from individuals claiming to be from one of our licensing boards or another agency
Published on Oct 15, 2020
Saturday October 24, 2020 is the 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
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.
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.
Published on Oct 17, 2019
Saturday October 26, 2019 is the 18th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
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.
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).
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.
Published on Jun 29, 2018
A Request for Application (RFA) process has opened for obtaining conditional approval for a pharmaceutical processor permit.
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.
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.
Published on Jul 1, 2010
The Departement of Health Professions no longer accepts cash payments or foreign checks.