Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Petition 15
Petition Information
Petition Title Regulation for the Licensure of Hospitals
Date Filed 5/19/2004   
Petitioner Virginia Council for periOperative Nurses (Ruth E. Vaiden) 
Petitioner's Request

Amend section 420 of the regulation to require that a registered nurse, licensed by the Board of Nursing and qualified by education and experience in perioperative nursing, be present as a circulating nurse during surgical procedures.

Agency's Plan

To conduct a public comment period to determine the impact on patient care. A decision to grant or deny the petition will be based on analysis of the comments received and reviewed with the Board of Health at its Fall 2004 meeting.

Comment Period Began 6/14/2004    Ended 7/5/2004
Agency Decision Initiate a regulatory change    
Response Date 7/5/2005
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Associated regulatory action Perioperative Nurse Requirement
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