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Department of Health Professions
Board of Optometry
Regulations of the Virginia Board of Optometry [18 VAC 105 ‑ 20]
Prescribing of opioids
Action 4892 / Stage 8035
Emergency/NOIRA Stage  
red ball Emergency Text 8/25/2017  3:05 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 8/25/2017    
pdf Attorney General Certification 8/29/2017    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 10/13/2017   
pdf Emergency Extension Request Requested on 2/8/2019   (Approved on 4/22/2019)  

Public Hearing Will be held at the proposed stage
Emergency Authority 2.2-4011
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 8/25/2017
Review Completed: 8/29/2017
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 8/29/2017
Review Completed: 9/8/2017
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 9/28/2017
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 10/13/2017
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 10/16/2017
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 11/13/2017    Volume: 34  Issue: 6
Comment Period Ended 12/13/2017
Effective Date 10/30/2017
Expiration Date 4/28/2019

The expiration date for this emergency regulation has been extended until 10/28/2019

Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Leslie L. Knachel  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)597-4130    FAX: (804)793-9145    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this board.


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Action 4892:
Prescribing of opioids
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (8035) Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
Proposed   (8222) Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/05/2019.
Final   (8682) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/13/2019.
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