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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 Vaccination Educational Opportunities for Healthcare Providers

Published on Dec 17, 2020

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has provided list of current educational opportunities specifically programmed for healthcare professionals involved with COVID-19 vaccination management.



Out-of-State Licensee Reporting

Published on Apr 17, 2020

Updated June 11, 2020

Read about the updated requirement to report employing out-of-state healthcare practitioners to work in the Commonwealth.



COVID-19: Temporary waivers for various regulations

Published on Mar 20, 2020

Updated December 28, 2020

During this public health threat, DHP is establishing temporary waivers to various regulations during the declared state of emergency.


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.


COVID-19 - Closure of walk-in services

Published on Mar 17, 2020

In response to COVID-19 social distancing precautions, DHP's public reception area is not accommodating walk-in services. We encourage you to contact us online or by telephone.