Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Petition 175
Petition Information
Petition Title Secondary pathways to physician licensure
Date Filed 8/21/2012    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner David Weitzman, M.D. 
Petitioner's Request

To amend requirements for licensure for persons who have been duly licensed in another state and have practiced a set number of years to gain unrestricted licensure by reciprocity or other such pathways.

Agency's Plan


In accordance with Virginia law, the petition has been filed with the Register of Regulations and will be published on September 10, 2012 and posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at Comment on the petition will be requested until October 5, 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. This matter will be on the Board’s agenda for its meeting on October 25, 2012.
Comment Period Began 9/10/2012    Ended 10/5/2012
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 8/21/2012
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 9/10/2012     Volume: 29  Issue: 1
Agency Decision Take no action    
Response Date 10/26/2012
Decision Publication Date Published on: 11/19/2012     Volume: 29  Issue: 6
Agency Decision Summary

At its meeting on October 25, 2012, the Board denied the petition because its current regulation, requiring at least one year in a residency approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties, is a minimal criteria necessary to ensure competency and protect the public.

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