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Guidance Documents - Department Policies that affect the general public

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 Elaine Yeatts, Agency Regulatory Coordinator of the department, at the address above or by telephone at (804) 367-4688. Copies are free of charge.

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Department Guidance Documents:

76-10.02, Providing Sanction Reference Point worksheets to respondents, revised May 3, 2018 (pdf)

76-10.03, Subpoenas for disciplinary hearings, revised December 27, 2017 (pdf)

76-10.04, Complainant notification of case proceedings, revised December 27, 2017 (pdf)

76.10.06, Process for cases involving non-compliance with § 54.1-2400.6, revised December 28 1017 (pdf)

76-10.10, Requesting Information from the National Data Bank, revised August 7, 2017 (pdf)

76-10.12, Participation of Adjudication Specialists in Closed Sessions, adopted August 9, 2017 (pdf)

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

76-10.17, Publication of Notices and Orders on the Department website, revised December 27, 2017 (pdf)

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

76-20, The Adjudication Process, revised July 19, 2017

76-20.01, Communication with the media, adopted May 2, 2017 (pdf)

76-20.04, Disclosure of Non-investigative Information, revised August 9, 2017 (pdf)

76-20.05, Disclosure of Information to Health Practitioner Monitoring Program, revised August 9, 2017 (pdf)

76.20.06, Reproduction of a public meeting, revised May 5, 2017 (pdf)

76-3.5, Reporting to the National Data Bank, May 19, 2014 (pdf)

76-30.01, Procurement of goods and nonprofessional services, revised December 27, 2017 (pdf)

76-30.02, Procurement of professional services, revised October 19, 2017 (pdf)

76-30.03, Sole source procurement for examination services, revised December 27, 2017 (pdf)

76-30.08, Supplier diversity (SWaM), revised December 27, 2017 (pdf)

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 Deparment of Health Professions, revised November 30, 2015

76-35, Rights & Responsibilities:  The Virginia Freedom of Information Act, revised July 1, 2017

76-39, Guidelines for Pro Hac Vice Admission of Out-Of-State Counsel and Practice by Non-Lawyers, reaffirmed Decmeber December 14, 2017

76-40.01, Receipt and Investigation of Allegations of Misconduct, revised July 26, 2017 (pdf)

76-40.02, Unlicensed Activity, revised August 9, 2017 (pdf)

76-40.05, Disciplinary Cases Involving Board Members, revised March 6, 2018 (pdf)

76-60.01, Recruitment and filling vacant positions, revised May 1, 2017 (pdf)

76-70.18, Website policies, revised December 27, 2017 (pdf)

76-80.12, Extension of time for active duty servicemen or spouses, revised May 5, 2017 (pdf)

76-80.23, Front Desk and Visitor Log, revised December 28, 2017 (pdf)

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

76-90.02, Custodians of records, revised May 1, 2017 (pdf)

76-90.03, Foreign applicants; requirements to provide social security numbers, revised May 2, 2017 (pdf)

76-90.05, Principles/Establishment of fees, revised May 1, 2017 (pdf)


Disciplinary Procedures & Reporting Requirements: Department Presentation of HB 1441


Mandatory Reporting Requirements related to HB 1441 (pdf)

Reporting Disciplinary Actions, Impairment and Misconduct of Certain Health Care Practitioners Pursuant to House Bill No. 1441 (pdf)

Board of Medicine Presentation on examples of Reportable and Non-Reportable Conduct(pdf)

Board of Nursing Presentation on examples of Reportable and Non-Reportable Conduct (pdf)