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Board of Medicine COVID-19 News

Below are the latest news items from the board on COVID-19 Pandemic.

COVID-19 Reactivation/Reinstatement Application

Published on Mar 31, 2020

Expired July 1, 2021 - Application for Reactivation/Reinstatement during COVID-19 Emergency.

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Temporary waivers for Medicine reinstatement or reactivation

Published on Mar 23, 2020

Expired July 1, 2021 - Temporary waiver to reinstate or reactivate a license for a doctor of medicine or osteopathic medicine, a physician assistant, or a respiratory therapist.

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Expedited Licensure

Published on Mar 20, 2020

Expired July 1, 2021 - During the declared coronavirus emergency in Virginia, the board of medicine is streamlining its licensing process for certain professions.

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COVID Waiver for Physician Assistants

Published on Jun 11, 2020

Expired July 1, 2021 - Information about Executive Order 57 regarding Physician Assistant practice.

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Telemedicine Services for Virginia Residents during COVID-19 Emergency

Published on Apr 3, 2020

Expired July 1, 2021 - Information about telemedicine services for Virginia residents during COVID-19 Emergency.

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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.

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COVID-19 Out of State Licensure

Published on Mar 20, 2020

Expired July 1, 2021 - Out of State Licensure Exception for Practitioners Assisting in Hospitals, Licensed Nursing Facilities, Dialysis Facilities, and other facilities

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Governor Northam Directs Postponement of Elective Surgeries

Published on Mar 25, 2020

Governor Ralph Northam and State Health Commissioner M. Norman Oliver, MD, MA today directed all hospitals to stop performing elective surgeries or procedures to help conserve supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE).

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Virginia Board of Medicine
medbd@dhp.virginia.gov | Contact the Board
William L. Harp, MD, Executive Director
L. Blanton Marchese, President