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Regulations for Prescriptive Authority for Nurse Practitioners [18 VAC 90 ‑ 40]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Establishes qualifications for licensure and renewal of prescriptive authority for nurse practitioners and for supervision and protocols with supervising physicians.
State Authority Chapters 29 and 30 of Title 54.1
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1) Achieve high ratings on Customer Service Satisfaction Survey for application process and renewal of licenses.
2) Review the requirements for prescriptive authority and remove unnecessary barriers to practice.
3) Ensure submission of required documentation for prescriptive authority by physicians and licensees.
Meetings See all meetings (8) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jay P. Douglas, R.N.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address: jay.douglas@dhp.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)367-4520    FAX: (804)527-4455    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Autonomous practice Proposed Comment period is underway and will end on 11/29/2019.
Elimination of separate license for prescriptive authority Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/20/2019.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Prescribing of opioids Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/09/2019.
Correction of section relating to practice agreements Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/08/2018.
Reduction in renewal fees
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/31/2017.
Practice revisions Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/15/2015.
Increase in fees Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/06/2011.
Unauthorized disclosure from the PMP
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/15/2010.
Periodic review Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/25/2008.
Clarification of requirements for supervision Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/11/2008.
Correction of Code cite
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/17/2007.
Change in returned check fee
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/22/2006.
Periodic review Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/15/2003.
Continuing education Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/08/2002.
Increase in fees Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/11/2001.
Conformity to changes in law
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/02/2000.
Waiver for electronic prescribing
Handling fee

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Practice standards for pain management Proposed Stage withdrawn on 05/21/2009 before the Governor's office completed its review.

Past Periodic Reviews
Date Filed Status
11/13/2012 Amend
4/8/2008 Retain As Is
6/1/2000 Amend