Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Regulations Governing the Licensure of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses [18 VAC 90 ‑ 30]
Changes relating to clinical nurse specialists as nurse practitioners
Action 5800 / Stage 9370
Fast-Track Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 9/10/2021  12:50 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 8/11/2021    
pdf Attorney General Certification 9/10/2021    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 10/19/2021    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 12/8/2021    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 12/21/2021   

Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 8/11/2021
Review Completed: 9/10/2021
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 9/10/2021
Review Completed: 10/19/2021
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 11/4/2021
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 12/21/2021
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 12/22/2021
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 1/17/2022    Volume: 38  Issue: 11
Comment Period Ended 2/16/2022
Effective Date 4/1/2022
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Sutie 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this chapter.


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Action 5800:
Changes relating to clinical nurse specialists as nurse practitioners
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Fast-Track   (9370) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/01/2022.
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