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Below are the latest news items from the Virginia Department of Health Professions on COVID-19 National Emergency.

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Additional information for individual occupations may be available on our Health Regulatory Board pages. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) also has a page dedicated to resources for Health Professionals.

COVID-19 Vaccination Racial Disparity Awareness

Published on Feb 5, 2021

The Department of Health Professions has issued an open letter to healthcare practitioners concerned that some racial and ethnic minority groups have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19


COVID-19: UPDATED Temporary waivers for various regulations - Updated July 1, 2021

Published on Mar 20, 2020

Various temporary waivers implemented during Governor Northam’s declared State of Emergency regarding COVID-19 expired on June 30, 2021. Please review the following page for waivers still in effect  


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.