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Guidance Documents

The Code of Virginia requires annual publication of lists of guidance documents from state agencies. A guidance document is defined as "...any document developed by a state agency or staff that provides information or guidance of general applicability to the staff or public to interpret or implement statutes or the agency's rules or regulations..." Agencies are required to maintain a complete, current list of all guidance documents and make the full text of such documents available to the public.

Copies of the following documents may be viewed during regular work days from 8:15 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the offices of the Department of Health Professions, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico Virginia 23233-1463.  Copies may also be downloaded by clicking on the links below or from the Regulatory Townhall at or requested by email at  Questions regarding implementation of these documents or requests for copies may be directed to Michelle Schmitz, Director of Enforcement, at the address above or by telephone at (804) 367-4691.  Copies are free of charge.

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Agency Policy: The Adjudication Process 

 Inspection Plans and Inspection Reports

76-21.1.2 Actions to be Taken When Provided an Inspection Deficiency Notice and Consent Order Resulting from a Routine Inspection, revised August 1, 2018

76-21.1.30 Mixing, Diluting or Reconstituting of Drugs for Administration, effective July 1, 2018

76-21.1.5 Embargo of Single Drug, revised May 2014

76-21.1.6 Embargo of Multiple Drugs, revised May 2014

76-21.2.1 Veterinary Establishment Inspection Report Form, revised January 12, 2021

76-21.4 Inspection Summary, July 2018

76-24.3 Inspection report for dental offices, revised April 2021