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Petition 157
Petition Information
Petition Title Review of regulations for nurse anesthetists
Date Filed 10/13/2011    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Cathy Harrison, on behalf of the Va. Association of Nurse Anesthetists 
Petitioner's Request

To review Chapter 30, Regulations Governing the Licensure of Nurse Practitioners to eliminate inconsistencies and, to the extent possible within statutory provisions, ensure uniformity with current practice standards for nurse anesthetists.

Agency's Plan


In accordance with Virginia law, the petition was filed with the Register of Regulations for publication on November 7, 2011. Comment is requested until November 30, 2011.  Following receipt of all comments on the petition to amend regulations, the petition request will be considered by the Board of Medicine at its meeting on December 2, 2011 and by the Board of Nursing at its meeting on January 24, 2012 to decide whether to make any changes to the regulatory language.
Comment Period Ended 11/30/2011
Agency Decision Take no action    
Response Date Petition result not yet submitted for Publication.       Submit to Registrar
Agency Decision Summary

The petitioning body, the Virginia Association of Nurse Anesthetists requested on January 16, 2012 that the Board defer any discussion on the petition because there was legislation pending in the General Assembly.  The Boards have subsequently amended regulations for nurse practitioners in accordance with changes in the Code.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Elaine J. Yeatts  / Agency Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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