Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Mandate 1206

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Licensure of clinical nurse specialists
Purpose of legislation
To implement the licensure of CNSs under the Boards of Nursing and Medicine and repeal regulations in Nursing relating to registration of CNSs.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 157 (2021)
VAC chapters to be amended
18 vac 90 - 19 : Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing
18 vac 90 - 30 : Regulations Governing the Licensure of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
18 vac 90 - 40 : Regulations for Prescriptive Authority for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 5789: Repeal of provisions for registration of clinical nurse specialists
Latest Stage: Final
Action 5799: Conforming to 2021 legislation
Latest Stage: Final
Action 5800: Changes relating to clinical nurse specialists as nurse practitioners
Latest Stage: Fast-Track
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