11/26/2013 2:10 pm
Date / Time filed with the Register of Regulations
VA.R. Document Number: R____-______
Virginia Register Publication Information

Transmittal Sheet: Response to Petition for Rulemaking
Initial Agency Notice
Agency Decision
Promulgating Board: Board of Nursing
Regulatory Coordinator: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.


Agency Contact: Elaine Yeatts

Agency Regulatory Coordinator


Contact Address: Department of Health Professions

9960 Mayland Drive

Henrico, VA 23233
Chapter Affected:
18 vac 90 - 20: Regulations of the Board of Nursing
Statutory Authority: State: Chapter 30 of Title 54.1

Date Petition Received 08/09/2013
Petitioner Gregory J. Huber
 Petitioner's Request
To revise requirements for continuing competency for nurses reactivating an inactive license or reinstating an expired license so requirements are not weaker than those for renewal of an active license.  To reconsider passage of the National Council Licensing Examination as a method for reactivation/reinstatement. 
 Agency Plan
 In accordance with Virginia law, the petition to amend the regulations was posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at www.townhall.virginia.gov.  It has also been filed with the Register of Regulations for publication on September 9, 2013. Comment on the petition from interested parties is requested until October 8, 2013.    Following receipt of all comments on the petition, the request to examine continuing competency requirements for persons reactivating or reinstating a license will be considered by the Board at its meeting on November 19, 2013. 
Publication Date 09/09/2013  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 10/08/2013
 Agency Decision
Initiate a regulatory change
Agency Response Date 11/26/2013
 Agency Decision Text
 At its meeting on November 20, 2013, the Board decided to issue a Notice of Intended Regulatory Action in response to the petition.  At the time continuing competency requirements were adopted, the Board recognized that there was some inconsistency between regulations for renewal of licensure and those for reactivation and reinstatement.  Since those sections were not identified in the original Notice, it was determined that they could not be amended as part of the regulatory action at that time.  Regulatory language will be developed after publication of the Notice.