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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates

Published on Feb 28, 2020

VDH has information on the Coronavirus Disease for both healthcare professionals and the general public which is updated regularly, as new information becomes available.  

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Licensed Nurse Practitioner Autonomous Practice

Published on Feb 20, 2019

This 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)

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Virginia Core Competencies in Addiction, Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing

Published on Dec 6, 2018

Core Competencies in Addiction, Pain Management and Opioid Prescribing sent to VA's schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, and Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Programs, for incorporation into programs.

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February is American Heart Month

Published on Feb 10, 2020

This month, the Department of Health Professions joins the more than 400,000 licensees of the Commonwealth’s 13 health regulatory boards to recognize with Health and Human Resources Secretary, Dr. Daniel Carey, American Heart Month.

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Pharmaceutical Processors Permit Application

Published on Jun 29, 2018

A Request for Application (RFA) process has opened for obtaining conditional approval for a pharmaceutical processor permit.

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Virginia's Prescription Monitoring Program Now Interoperable With North Carolina

Published on Jan 26, 2018

Governor Ralph Northam announced interconnectivity between Virginia's Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) and North Carolina's Controlled Substance Reporting System,  RxSentry.

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PMP Announces New Access to Opioid Prescription History from Military Hospitals and Clinics

Published on Mar 6, 2019

Virginia’s Prescription Monitoring Program, or PMP, announces its new ability to share the prescription history of Military Treatment Facility patients.

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