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Electronic Prescribing of Opioids
Published on May 1, 2020
Initially passed in 2018, opioid prescriptions must be transmitted to the pharmacy electronically. There are exceptions in the law.
Relaxation of HIPAA Enforcement for Telehealth
Published on Mar 19, 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 Oct 2, 2019
The Board has received information that fraudulent communications are being sent to licensees.
Coats Disease Awareness Day
Published on Aug 14, 2019
House Joint Resolution 750 established August 17th of each year as Coats Disease Awareness Day.
Procedure for Verification of Licensure
Published on Aug 20, 2019
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.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Published on Jul 1, 2015
SB 1045 was passed by the 2015 Legislature and signed by the Governor regarding Information On Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Extension of renewal requirements for deployed military and spouses
Published on Jun 3, 2019
Virginia law allows renewal extensions for military and their spouses.