Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Department of Health Professions
Regulations Governing Emergency Contact Information [18 VAC 76 ‑ 40]
Periodic review
Action 5271
General Information
Action Summary As a result of the periodic review and consultation with the Department of Health (VDH), the regulation is amended to delete data elements that have been requested for emergency contact with licensees but have not been utilized and to add a requirement for a number to which a text message can be sent.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005937]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 11/15/2018
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
8603 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/01/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Elaine J. Yeatts  / Senior Policy Analyst
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4688    FAX: (804)527-4475   

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.