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Department of Health Professions
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Board of Nursing


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Regulations Governing the Licensure of Nurse Practitioners [18 VAC 90 ‑ 30]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Establishes the qualifications for licensure, requirements for renewal, and standards of practice for licensed nurse practitioners.
State Authority Chapters 29 and 30 of Title 54.1
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1) Achieve high ratings on Customer Service Satisfaction Survey for application process and renewal of licenses.

2) Review the scope and required preparation for practice as a licensed nurse practitioner and remove unnecessary barriers to practice.
Meetings See all meetings (10) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Sutie 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address: jay.douglas@dhp.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Autonomous practice Proposed Comment period is underway and will end on 11/29/2019.
Elimination of separate license for prescriptive authority Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/20/2019.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Supervision and direction of laser hair removal Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/07/2019.
Prescribing of opioids Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/09/2019.
Reduction in renewal fees
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/31/2017.
Conforming regulations to Code changes
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/05/2016.
Restricted volunteer license
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/30/2015.
Categories of nurse practitioners Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/15/2016.
Practice in patient care teams Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/15/2015.
Addition of AACN to certifying bodies for licensure Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/16/2015.
Increase in fees Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/06/2011.
Address of record/public address and nametags
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/01/2009.
Periodic review Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/25/2008.
Consistency with inactive licensure for RN's Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/03/2008.
Practice of certified nurse midwives Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/20/2008.
Delegation to an agency subordinate Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/29/2007.
Inactive licensure Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/01/2007.
Correction of publication cite
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Not yet submitted to Attorney General for certification.
Correction of Code cite
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/17/2007.
Change in returned check fee
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/22/2006.
Provisional license Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/18/2006.
Written protocol to include signature authorization Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/27/2005.
Implementation of Nurse Licensure Compact Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/27/2005.
Changes to criteria for licensure/endorsement Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/09/2005.
Periodic review - accreditation of certifying agencies Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/02/2003.
Continuing education Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/08/2002.
Increase in fees Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/11/2001.
Date change
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/17/2001.

Past Periodic Reviews
Date Filed Status
11/13/2012 Amend
4/8/2008 Retain As Is
9/1/2001 Amend