Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Regulations Governing the Practice of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, and Chiropractic [18 VAC 85 ‑ 20]
Treatment guidelines for pain management
Action 1962 / Stage 4350
Proposed Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 5/28/2008  12:20 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 10/10/2007   (modified 11/21/2007)    
ORM Economic Review Form Not yet submitted  
pdf Attorney General Certification 10/10/2007    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 11/25/2007   (modified 4/7/2008)    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 4/4/2008    

Withdrawn 6/30/08
Reason: The Board has modified the proposal to eliminate the requirement of a urine drug screen.
Attorney General Review Review Completed: 10/10/2007
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 10/10/2007
Review Completed: 11/25/2007
Secretary Review Stage withdrawn on 06/30/2008 before the Secretary's office completed its review.
Governor's Review Not yet submitted
Virginia Registrar Not yet submitted
Comment Period No comment period will occur since the stage has been withdrawn.
Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4621    FAX: (804)527-4429    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this chapter.


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Action 1962:
Treatment guidelines for pain management
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (3518) Stage withdrawn on 05/21/2009 after the comment period had ended.
Proposed   (4350) Stage withdrawn on 06/30/2008 before the Secretary's office completed its review.
Proposed   (4672) Stage withdrawn on 05/21/2009 before the Governor's office completed its review.
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