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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Polysomnographic Technologists [18 VAC 85 ‑ 140]
Correction of name of accrediting body and clarification of BLS training
General Information
Action Summary Amendments will correct the name of the national organization that accredited certifying or credentialing bodies; it is named in regulation as the National Organization for Competency Assurance, but that body changed its name to the Institute for Credentialing Excellence. Additionally, applicants for licensure have been uncertain about which certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation course is required. Currently, regulations specify Basic Cardiac Life Support with a hands-on practice training evaluation segment. The course that includes a hands-on practice training evaluation segment is the Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers, so amendments will clarify the regulations.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [004275]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7168 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/15/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4558    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.