Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Petition 194
Petition Information
Petition Title Continuing competency requirements for reactivation or reinstatement
Date Filed 8/9/2013    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Gregory J. Huber 
Petitioner's Request

To revise requirements for continuing competency for nurses reactivating an inactive license or reinstating an expired license so requirements are not weaker than those for renewal of an active license.  To reconsider passage of the National Council Licensing Examination as a method for reactivation/reinstatement. 

Agency's Plan

 In accordance with Virginia law, the petition to amend the regulations was posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at  It has also been filed with the Register of Regulations for publication on September 9, 2013. Comment on the petition from interested parties is requested until October 8, 2013.  

 Following receipt of all comments on the petition, the request to examine continuing competency requirements for persons reactivating or reinstating a license will be considered by the Board at its meeting on November 19, 2013. 

Comment Period Ended 10/8/2013
Agency Decision Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 11/26/2013
Agency Decision Summary

 At its meeting on November 20, 2013, the Board decided to issue a Notice of Intended Regulatory Action in response to the petition.  At the time continuing competency requirements were adopted, the Board recognized that there was some inconsistency between regulations for renewal of licensure and those for reactivation and reinstatement.  Since those sections were not identified in the original Notice, it was determined that they could not be amended as part of the regulatory action at that time.  Regulatory language will be developed after publication of the Notice.

Associated regulatory action Competency requirements for reactivation and reinstatement
Latest Stage: Fast-Track

Contact Information
Name / Title: Elaine Yeatts  / Agency Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Henrico, 23233
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