Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Petition 172
Petition Information
Petition Title Time limit for passage of USMLE examinations
Date Filed 7/19/2012   
Petitioner Rupal D. Shah 
Petitioner's Request

To amend section 140 which requires all parts of the USMLE examination to be completed within 10 years by allowing an exception in certain circumstances.

Agency's Plan
In accordance with Virginia law, the petition has been filed with the Register of Regulations and will be published on August 13, 2012 and posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at Comment on the petition will be requested until September 7, 2012. 
Following receipt of all comments on the petition to amend regulations, the Board will decide whether to make any changes to the regulatory language in 18 VAC 85-20-140. This matter will be on the Board’s agenda for its meeting on October 25, 2012.
Comment Period Ended 9/7/2012
Agency Decision Take no action    
Response Date 10/9/2012
Agency Decision Summary

On October 5, 2012, Dr. Shah requested that her petition be withdrawn.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Elaine J. Yeatts  / Agency Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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