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Regulations Governing Prescribing of Opioids and Buprenorphine [18 VAC 85 ‑ 21]
Initial regulations
Action 4760 / Stage 7835
Emergency/NOIRA Stage  
red ball Emergency Text 3/17/2017  10:50 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 2/17/2017    
pdf Attorney General Certification 2/17/2017    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 3/13/2017   

Public Hearing Will be held at the proposed stage
Emergency Authority 2.2-4011 A
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 2/17/2017
Review Completed: 2/17/2017
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 2/17/2017
Review Completed: 2/18/2017
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 2/20/2017
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 3/13/2017
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 3/14/2017
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 4/3/2017    Volume: 33  Issue: 16
Comment Period Ended 5/3/2017
Effective Date 3/15/2017
Expiration Date 9/14/2018
Contact Information
Name / Title: Erin Barrett  / Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs
Address: Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4688    FAX: (804)915-0382    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this agency.


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Action 4760:
Initial regulations
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (7835) Stage complete. Emergency regulation expired on 09/14/2018.
Emergency/NOIRA   (7967) Stage complete. Emergency regulation expired on 09/14/2018.
Proposed   (7981) Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/26/2018.
Final   (8216) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/08/2018.
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