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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 8222
Proposed Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 1/21/2019  9:01 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 3/6/2018    
pdf Attorney General Certification 3/15/2018    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 4/27/2018    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 4/30/2018    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 1/4/2019   

Changes to Text The proposed text for this stage is identical to the emergency regulation.
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 3/6/2018
Review Completed: 3/15/2018
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 3/15/2018
Review Completed: 4/27/2018
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 9/5/2018
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 1/4/2019
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 1/5/2019
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 2/4/2019    Volume: 35  Issue: 12
Public Hearings

02/08/2019 9:05 AM

Comment Period Ended 4/5/2019
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 Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.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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