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Showing: 18 actions/stages currently being created, amended, or repealed for the Board of Medicine. Where the stage type is Emergency,Emergency/NOIRA,Fast-Track,NOIRA,Proposed,Final
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Regulations Governing Delegation to an Agency Subordinate
[18 VAC 85 ‑ 15]
Action: Implementation of 2022 Periodic Review of Chapter 15
Stage: Fast-Track - At Secretary's Office
Regulations Governing the Practice of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, and Chiropractic
[18 VAC 85 ‑ 20]
Action: Implementation of 2022 Periodic Review of Chapter 20
Stage: Fast-Track - At Secretary's Office
Regulations Governing Prescribing of Opioids and Buprenorphine
[18 VAC 85 ‑ 21]
Action: Amendment of opioid and buprenorphine prescribing regulations following updated federal guidance
Stage: Fast-Track - At Secretary's Office
Regulations Governing the Practice of Respiratory Therapists
[18 VAC 85 ‑ 40]
Action: Implementation of 2022 Periodic Review for Chapter 40
Stage: Fast-Track - At Secretary's Office
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physician Assistants
[18 VAC 85 ‑ 50]
Action: Implementation of Periodic Review for Chapter 50
Stage: Fast-Track - At Secretary's Office
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physician Assistants
[18 VAC 85 ‑ 50]
Action: Removal of patient care team physician or podiatrist name from prescriptions issued by physician assistants
Stage: NOIRA - At Secretary's Office
Regulations Governing the Practice of Physician Assistants
[18 VAC 85 ‑ 50]
Action: Amendment to requirements for patient care team physician or podiatrist consultation and collaboration
Stage: NOIRA - At Secretary's Office
Regulations for Licensure of Occupational Therapists
[18 VAC 85 ‑ 80]
Action: Implementation of 2022 Periodic Review for Chapter 80
Stage: Fast-Track - At Secretary's Office
Regulations for Licensure of Occupational Therapists
[18 VAC 85 ‑ 80]
Action: Implementation of the OT Compact
Stage: Final - At Secretary's Office
Regulations Governing the Licensure of Radiologic Technology
[18 VAC 85 ‑ 101]
Action: Implementation of 2022 Periodic Review for Chapter 101
Stage: Fast-Track - Register Date: 2/12/24 
Regulations Governing the Practice of Licensed Acupuncturists
[18 VAC 85 ‑ 110]
Action: Implementation of 2022 Periodic Review for Chapter 110
Stage: Fast-Track - At Secretary's Office
Regulations Governing the Licensure of Athletic Trainers
[18 VAC 85 ‑ 120]
Action: Implementation of 2022 Periodic Review for Chapter 120
Stage: Fast-Track - Register Date: 2/12/24 
Regulations Governing the Practice of Licensed Midwives
[18 VAC 85 ‑ 130]
Action: Implementation of 2022 Periodic Review for Chapter 130
Stage: Fast-Track - At Secretary's Office
Regulations Governing the Practice of Polysomnographic Technologists
[18 VAC 85 ‑ 140]
Action: Implementation of 2022 Periodic Review for Chapter 140
Stage: Fast-Track - At Secretary's Office
Regulations Governing the Practice of Behavior Analysis
[18 VAC 85 ‑ 150]
Action: Implementation of 2022 Periodic Review for Chapter 150
Stage: Fast-Track - At Secretary's Office
Regulations Governing the Licensure of Surgical Assistants and Registration of Surgical Technologists
[18 VAC 85 ‑ 160]
Action: Amendments for surgical assistants consistent with a licensed profession
Stage: Final - At Secretary's Office
Regulations Governing the Licensure of Surgical Assistants and Registration of Surgical Technologists
[18 VAC 85 ‑ 160]
Action: Reinstatement of certification as a surgical technologist
Stage: Fast-Track - At Secretary's Office
Regulations Governing the Practice of Genetic Counselors
[18 VAC 85 ‑ 170]
Action: Implementation of 2022 Periodic Review for Chapter 170
Stage: Fast-Track - At Secretary's Office
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