Agencies | Governor
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.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
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: 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.