2/25/2014 3:53 pm
Date / Time filed with the Register of Regulations
VA.R. Document Number: R____-______
Virginia Register Publication Information

Transmittal Sheet: Response to Petition for Rulemaking
Initial Agency Notice
Agency Decision
Promulgating Board: Board of Medicine
Regulatory Coordinator: William L. Harp, M.D.


Agency Contact: Elaine Yeatts

Agency Regulatory Coordinator


Contact Address: Department of Health Professions

9960 Mayland Drive

Henrico, VA 23233
Chapter Affected:
18 vac 85 - 20: Regulations Governing the Practice of Medicine, Osteopathy, Podiatry, and Chiropractic
Statutory Authority: State: Chapter 29 of Title 54.1

Date Petition Received 02/25/2014
Petitioner Sue Cressel
 Petitioner's Request
To amend section 90 which sets out the requirements for prescribing weight-loss drugs to allow nurse practitioners to prescribe without the patient being seen by the physician.
 Agency Plan
 The petition will be published on March 24, 2014 in the Register of Regulations and also posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at www.townhall.virginia.gov to receive public comment ending April 23, 2014.  Following receipt of all comments on the petition to amend regulations, the Board will decide whether to make any changes to the regulatory language.  This matter will be on the Board's agenda for its meeting on June 19, 2014.
Publication Date 03/24/2014  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 04/23/2014