Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations Governing the Licensure of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses [18 VAC 90 ‑ 30]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Conforming regulations to Code changes
Action 4620
General Information
Action Summary The Boards of Nursing Medicine have amended regulations for nurse practitioners and prescriptive authority for nurse practitioners to conform regulations to changes made to the Code of Virginia by passage of HB580 (Chapter 93) and SB463 (Chapter 495) in the 2016 General Assembly. The changes relate to the deletion of a requirement for certified registered nurse anesthetists to have a practice agreement with a supervising physician and the modification of the practice model for certified nurse midwives who now practice in consultation with a physician. With the changes in requirements for practice agreements, that section of 18VAC90-30 was deleted and moved to the section for the practice of nurse practitioners licensed in categories other than certified registered nurse anesthetist and certified nurse midwife.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006
RIS Project Yes  [004833]
Associated Mandates Consultation as practice model for certified nurse midwives
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
7651 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/05/2016.
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.