Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations of the Board of Nursing [18 VAC 90 ‑ 20]    (Repealed)
Periodic Review - education programs and other changes
Action 955
General Information
Action Summary The Board of Nursing is recommending that 18 VAC 90-20-10 et seq. be amended to clarify regulations that have been confusing to applicants, regulants or educational programs. Amendments to nursing and nurse aide education program address concerns about the quality of instruction, the reporting of changes in the program, and other issues related to meeting the educational needs of students. To ease the burden of nursing education programs that undergo extensive review for accreditation by a national nursing credentialing body, it is proposed to allow acceptance of that accreditation for the purpose of continued approval by the Board. Additional requirements are proposed to provide specificity about evidence of continued competency necessary for reinstatement of a license, to provide certain grounds for disciplinary action for the protection of patients or clients, to specify the number of hours of training necessary in a medication administration training program, to update the protocol for adult immunizations, and to state in regulation a policy of the Board on the delegation of tasks in an operating room.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 9/1/2001
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
1474 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 05/08/2002.
2217 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/27/2004.
2689 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/08/2004.
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: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.