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Regulations for Prescriptive Authority for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses [18 VAC 90 ‑ 40]
Prescribing of opioids
Action 4797 / Stage 8462
Final Stage  
red ball Final Text 5/30/2019  8:46 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 11/16/2018    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 5/14/2019   

Changes to Text Changes have been made to the text since the proposed stage was last published in the Register.
DPB Review
Submitted on 11/16/2018
Review Completed: 12/7/2018
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 3/27/2019
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 5/14/2019
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 5/14/2019
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 6/10/2019    Volume: 35  Issue: 21
Comment Period Ended 7/10/2019
Effective Date 7/9/2019
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 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 4797:
Prescribing of opioids
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (7903) Stage complete. Emergency regulation expired on 11/07/2018.
Emergency   (7989) Stage complete. Emergency regulation was set to expire on 11/07/2018 and was extended until 05/06/2019.
Proposed   (8063) Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/07/2018.
Final   (8462) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/09/2019.
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