Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations Governing the Licensure of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses [18 VAC 90 ‑ 30]
Periodic review
Action 2711
General Information
Action Summary The changes to Chapter 30 will: 1) clarify certain provisions and requirements; 2) include category 1 continuing medical education in the approved courses for continuing competency requirements; and 3) allow submission of continuing education as evidence of competency for reinstatement. The changes to Chapter 40 will: 1) clarify and update regulations; 2) modify the definition of supervision and allow for “regular” rather than “monthly” chart reviews; and 3) clarify that the current rules for prescribing for self and family by supervising doctors are also applicable to the nurse practitioners with prescriptive authority.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 18 VAC 90-30 Regulations Governing the Licensure of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  18 VAC 90 - 40 Regulations for Prescriptive Authority for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [001299]
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
4694 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/25/2008.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Sutie 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.