Published on Sep 10, 2020
Updated May 2022
The Department of Health Professions (DHP) has been made aware that some licensees have received fraudulent communications from individuals claiming to be from one of our licensing boards, such as the Board of Pharmacy, or another agency, such as the DEA. The communications, often by phone, may threaten arrest or license suspension, demand personal information, or require the payment of fines. Please note:
If you believe you are the recipient of a fraudulent communication claiming to be from DHP:
The Virginia Fusion Center (VFC) was created as a partnership between the Virginia State Police and Virginia Department of Emergency Management to improve the Commonwealth of Virginia’s preparedness against terrorist attacks and to deter criminal activity.
The Drug Enforcement Administration also has warned of imposters posing as DEA agents. Information and reporting of these scams can be found at this DEA website.
Virginia Board of Optometry
firstname.lastname@example.org | Contact the Board
Leslie L. Knachel, Executive Director
Lisa Wallace-Davis, O.D., President