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Nurse Practitioner Autonomous Practice

Published on Jan 8, 2019

New autonomous practice law enacted by Governor Northam and the associated emergency regulations promulgated by the Committee of the Joint Boards of Nursing and Medicine are in effect as of January 7, 2019.  This new 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).  More information regarding the new law, may be found at Virginia Code § 54.1-2957 and emergency regulations at 18 VAC 90-30-86. Click here for the Autonomous Practice Application.

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Virginia Board of Nursing
Jay P. Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, Executive Director
Marie Gerardo, MS, RN, ANP-BC, President