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Regulations of the Board of Nursing [18 VAC 90 ‑ 20]
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Chapter Information
Description Establishes (1) qualifications for licensure and renwal of registered nurses, practical nurses, and clinical nurse specialists; (2)criteria for approval of nursing education programs; (3)criteria for a medication administration training program; and (4) criteria for certification of nurse aides.
State Authority Chapter 30 of Title 54.1
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1) Achieve high ratings on Customer Service Satisfaction Survey for application process and renewal of licenses.
2) Ensure that educational requirements are sufficient to promote passage of the national licensure examination.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address: jay.douglas@dhp.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)367-4515    FAX: (804)527-4455   
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Provisional licensure as a registered nurse Final Attorney General review in progress.
Addition of government agencies for approval of CE Fast-Track Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
Competency requirements for reactivation and reinstatement Fast-Track Governor's office review in progress.
Requirements for approval of nursing education programs Final Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
Training in medication administration vis gastrostomy tube Fast-Track Governor's office review in progress.
Medication administration training Fast-Track Comment period is underway and will end on 12/3/2014.
Review of requirements for clinical nurse specialists - -

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Correction of accrediting body name Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/20/2013.
Regulatory reform changes Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/27/2014.
Continued competency requirements Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/1/2013.
Conformity with Nurse Licensure Compact rules Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/2/2013.
Grounds for disciplinary action for failure to report child or elder abuse Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/21/2013.
Elimination of prior licensure requirement for foreign-educated applicants Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/22/2011.
Increase in fees Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/6/2011.
Consistency with Compact rules on licensure Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/22/2011.
Requirements for foreign-trained nurses Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/6/2010.
Conforming to Compact rules Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/24/2009.
Workforce data collection Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/22/2009.
Address of record/public address and nametags Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/1/2009.
Licensure by endorsement; clinical experience Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/31/2009.
Restricted volunteer registration Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/23/2008.
Regulatory review Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/2/2008.
Inactive licensure Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/1/2007.
Correction of Code cite Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/17/2007.
Requirement for child abuse education Final Not yet submitted to Attorney General for certification.
Change in returned check fee Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/22/2006.
Implementation of Nurse Licensure Compact Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/27/2005.
Change in reinstatement requirements for conformity to law Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/13/2005.
Transfer of certain requirements from Chapter 20 to Chapter 25 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/26/2005.
Periodic Review - education programs and other changes Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/8/2004.
Inrease in fees pursuant to HB1441 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/1/2004.
Volunteer practice by out-of-state nurses Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/18/2003.
Advanced certification for certified nurse aides Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/9/2003.
Licensure of Canadian nurses Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/31/2002.
Workforce data collection Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/13/2002.
Practice of nursing by foreign graduates Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/18/2001.
Increase in fees Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/12/2000.
Delegation of nursing tasks to unlicensed persons Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/25/1999.
Requirements for nurse aide education programs Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/7/1999.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Nurse aide funding NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 5/10/2006 after the comment period had ended.
Transfer of requirements for advanced certification nurse aides from Chapter 20 to Chapter 25 Fast-Track Stage withdrawn before DPB completed its review.