Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing Prescribing of Opioids and Buprenorphine [18 VAC 85 ‑ 21]
Initial regulations
General Information
Action Summary This action is in response to a public health emergency in deaths from overdoses and to a legislative mandate to promulgate regulations for prescribing of opioids and buprenorphine.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005033]
Associated Mandates Prescribing of opioids and buprenorphine
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
7835 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. Emergency regulation expired on 09/14/2018.
7967 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. Emergency regulation expired on 09/14/2018.
7981 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/26/2018.
8216 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/08/2018.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Erin Barrett  / Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
Address: Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4688    FAX: (804)915-0382    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this agency.