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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 or requested by email at Questions regarding implementation of these documents or requests for copies may be directed to Erin L. Barrett, JD, Agency Regulatory Coordinator of the department, at the address above or by telephone at (804) 367-4688. Copies are free of charge.

Department Guidance Documents

76-10.04 Complainant notification of case proceedings, effective November 2020

76-10.06 Process for cases involving non-compliance with § 54.1-2400.6, effective January 6, 2023

76-10.10 Requesting Information from the National Data Bank, effective March 2022

76-10.13 Agency standards for case resolution, revised October 19, 2017

76-10.17 Publication of Notices and Orders on the Department website, effective January 6, 2023

76-10.24 Summary suspensions and restrictions, revised December 27, 2017

76-20.04 Disclosure of Non-investigative Information, effective January 6, 2023

76-20.05 Disclosure of Information to Health Practitioner Monitoring Program, effective January 6, 2023

76-20.06 Reproduction of a public meeting, effective June 2022

76-20.9 FOIA Requests and Related Charges, effective July 2022

76-30.01 Procurement of goods and nonprofessional services, effective November 2021

76-30.03 Sole Source Procurement, effective July 2021

76-30.08 Supplier diversity (SWaM), effective April 2020

76-34 Requirements Imposed on Hospitals, Other Health Care Institutions, and Health Care Professionals to Report Disciplinary Actions Against and Allegations of Misconduct by Certain Health Care Practitioners to the Virginia Department of Health Professions, updated July 2021

76-35 Rights & Responsibilities: The Virginia Freedom of Information Act, effective September 1, 2022

76-40.01 Receipt and Investigation of Allegations of Misconduct, effective January 6, 2023

76-40.02 Unlicensed Activity, effective January 6, 2023

76-40.05 Disciplinary Cases Involving Board Members, effective January 6, 2023

76-60.01 Recruitment and hiring process, effective May 2021

76-70.18 Website policy, effective March 2022

76-80.12 Extension of time for active duty servicemen or spouses, effective January 6, 2023

76-80.23 Front Desk and Visitors, effective August 2022

76-90.01 Prescription Drug Monitoring Advisory Committee, revised May 2, 2017

76-90.03 Foreign applicants; requirements to provide social security numbers, effective December 8, 2022

76-90.05 Principles/Establishment of fees, effective January 6, 2023