Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations of the Board of Nursing [Repealed] [18 VAC 90 ‑ 20]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Licensure of Canadian nurses
General Information
Action Summary The board is amending sections 200 and 210 of its regulations to conform the requirements for licensure of Canadian nurses to changes in the Code of Virginia. The amendments to 18 VAC 90-20-200 and 18 VAC 90-20-210 are made to conform regulations to Chapter 713 of the 2002 Acts of the Assembly, which mandates that nurses who graduated from of a Canadian nursing school where English was the primary language and who passed the Canadian Registered Nurses Examination are eligible for licensure by endorsement. The legislation further provides that eligible applicants from Canada may practice for a maximum of 30 days while awaiting licensure by the board.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006 (A)(4)
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
1789 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/31/2002.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-

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