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Board of Nursing COVID-19 News

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

 

COVID-19: UPDATED Temporary waivers for various regulations - Updated January 2022

Published on Jan 14, 2022

As the Commonwealth of Virginia continues to respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic, DHP is establishing temporary waivers to various regulations during the limited declared state of emergency.  

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Temporary Nurse Aides to Certified Nurse Aides (‘TNA2CNA’)

Published on Apr 13, 2021

Updated 8/16/2021

Temporary Nurse Aides practicing in long term care facilities under the federal Public Health Emergency 1135 Waiver may be deemed eligible by the Virginia Board of Nursing to take the NNAAP examination.

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Relaxation of HIPAA

Published on Mar 18, 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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Closure of U.S.- and Canada-based Pearson VUE-owned test centers beginning March 17th, 2020.

Published on Mar 17, 2020

 Closure of U.S.- and Canada-based Pearson VUE-owned test centers beginning March 17th, 2020.

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COVID-19 Information for Nurse Aide and Nursing Education Programs

Published on Mar 13, 2020

Information on the management of the COVID-19 restrictions experienced by Virginia's nursing and nurse aide education programs.

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Virginia Board of Nursing
Jay P. Douglas, MSM, RN, CSAC, FRE, Executive Director
Brandon A. Jones, MSN, RN, CEN, NEA-BC, President