|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
||Board of Nursing
||Jay P. Douglas, R.N.
Agency Regulatory Coordinator
||Department of Health Professions
9960 Mayland Drive
Henrico, VA 23233
|18 vac 90 - 20:
||Regulations of the Board of Nursing
State: Chapter 30 of Title 54.1
|Date Petition Received
||Gregory J. Huber
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.
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.
||09/09/2013 (comment period will also begin on this date)
|Comment End Date
Initiate a regulatory change
|Agency Response Date
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.