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Drug Take Back Day April 24, 2021
Published on Apr 5, 2021
Saturday April 24, 202 is the 20th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
COVID-19 Vaccination Racial Disparity Awareness
Published on Feb 5, 2021
The Department of Health Professions has issued an open letter to healthcare practitioners concerned that some racial and ethnic minority groups have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19
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
Drug Take Back Day October 24, 2020
Published on Oct 15, 2020
Saturday October 24, 2020 is the 19th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.
COVID-19: UPDATED Temporary waivers for various regulations - Updated October 2021
Published on Mar 20, 2020
During this public health threat, DHP is establishing temporary waivers to various regulations during the declared state of emergency. Please review the following page for waivers still in effect.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Important Information on Payments
Published on Jul 1, 2010
The Departement of Health Professions no longer accepts cash payments or foreign checks.