8/8/2014 9:18 am
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: Elaine J. Yeatts


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 04/21/2014
Petitioner Ashley Church
 Petitioner's Request
To amend the listing of approved providers of continuing education for nurses to include trainings or courses offered through grant funding by other state agencies.
 Agency Plan
 In accordance with Virginia law, the petition to amend the listing of approved providers 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 May 19, 2014. Comment on the petition from interested parties is requested until June 16, 2014.  Following receipt of all comments on the petition, the request will be considered by the Board of Nursing at its meeting on July 15, 2014 to decide whether to make any changes to the regulatory language.
Publication Date 05/19/2014  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 06/16/2014
 Agency Decision
Initiate a regulatory change
Agency Response Date 08/08/2014
 Agency Decision Text
The Board of Nursing considered the  request at its meeting on July 15, 2104 and decided to initiate rulemaking.  An amendment to section 221 was adopted to add "state and federal government agencies" to the list of providers which may recognize or approve workshops, seminars, conferences or courses that are relevant to the practice of nursing.  The amendment was adopted as a fast-track action, but will not become effective until approved by the Governor.