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Action 5371 / Stage 8734
Emergency/NOIRA Stage  
red ball Emergency Text 12/17/2019  10:19 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 8/23/2019   (modified 10/3/2019)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 10/3/2019    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 12/2/2019   

Public Hearing Will be held at the proposed stage
Emergency Authority 2.2-4011
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 8/23/2019
Review Completed: 10/3/2019
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 10/3/2019
Review Completed: 10/17/2019
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 11/17/2019
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 12/2/2019
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 12/2/2019
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 12/23/2019    Volume: 36  Issue: 9
Comment Period Ended 1/22/2020
Effective Date 12/23/2019
Expiration Date 6/22/2021

Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this board.


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Action 5371:
Resident license
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (8734) Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
Proposed   (8897) Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/13/2020.
Final   (9214) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/23/2021.
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