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Laws and Regulations

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Laws as of July 1, 2021
Selected sections of the Code of Virginia

Final Regulations
Regulations in effect for practitioners under the Board of Medicine

Regulations Governing the Practice of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry and Chiropractic - 3-5-2020

Regulations Governing Prescribing of Opioids and Buprenorphine - 6-9-2021

Regulations Governing the Practice of Licensed Acupuncturists3-5-2020

Form for recommending diagnosis examination

Regulations for Prescriptive Authority for Licensed Nurse Practitioners - 7-22-2020

Regulations Governing the Licensure of Nurse Practitioners - 7-22-2020

Regulations Governing the Licensure of Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants3-5-2020

Regulations Governing the Practice of Physician Assistants - 9-15-2021

Regulations Governing the Practice of Radiologic Technology3-5-2020

Regulations Governing the Practice of Respiratory Therapists3-5-2020

Regulations Governing the Practice of Licensed Midwives3-5-2020

Regulations Governing the Licensure of Athletic Trainers3-5-2020

Regulations Governing the Practice of Behavior Analysis3-5-2020

Regulations Governing Delegation to an Agency Subordinate - 7-27-2005

Public Participation Guidelines - 12-15-2016

Regulations for Collaborative Practice Agreements - 4-23-2014

Regulations Governing the Practice of Polysomnographic Technologists3-5-2020

Regulations Governing the Licensure of Surgical Assistants and Certification of Surgical Technologists - 9-1-2021

Regulations Governing the Practice of Genetic Counselors - 9-1-2021

Click here to obtain a Petition for Rule-making. If you would like the Board to consider amending one of its regulations or rules, you may file a "petition for rule-making". The Board is required to publish your petition in the Virginia Register and post it online at www.townhall.virginia.gov to begin a 21-day comment period on the request. Within 90 days after the comment period or 14 days after its next scheduled meeting, the Board will issue a decision on whether it will grant or deny the petition. A copy of the petition form is provided. You may email the petition to the address below, fax it to the number on the form or mail it to the Board address.

Proposed Regulations - Amendments to regulations proposed by the Board

Emergency Regulations - Amended regulations in effect for the duration of one year

None at this time

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