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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
Petition 207
Petition Information
Petition Title Approved providers for continuing education
Date Filed 4/21/2014    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Ashley Church 
Petitioner's Request

To amend the listing of approved providers of continuing education for nurses to include trainings or courses offered through grant funding by other state agencies.

Agency's Plan

 In accordance with Virginia law, the petition to amend the listing of approved providers was posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at  It has also been filed with the Register of Regulations for publication on May 19, 2014. Comment on the petition from interested parties is requested until June 16, 2014. 

Following receipt of all comments on the petition, the request will be considered by the Board of Nursing at its meeting on July 15, 2014 to decide whether to make any changes to the regulatory language.

Comment Period Ended 6/16/2014
Agency Decision Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 8/8/2014
Agency Decision Summary

The Board of Nursing considered the  request at its meeting on July 15, 2104 and decided to initiate rulemaking.  An amendment to section 221 was adopted to add "state and federal government agencies” to the list of providers which may recognize or approve workshops, seminars, conferences or courses that are relevant to the practice of nursing.  The amendment was adopted as a fast-track action, but will not become effective until approved by the Governor.

Associated regulatory action Addition of government agencies for approval of CE
Latest Stage: Fast-Track

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