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Prescribing opioids for pain management
Action 4778 / Stage 8494
Final Stage  
red ball Final Text 1/21/2019  11:15 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 12/17/2018    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 1/14/2019   

Changes to Text No changes have been made to the text since the proposed stage was last published in the Register.
Exempt from APA No, this stage/action is subject to article 2 of the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
DPB Review Submitted on 12/17/2018
Review Completed: 12/26/2018
DPB's policy memo is "Governor's Confidential Working Papers"
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 1/3/2019
Governor's Review Review Completed: 1/14/2019
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 1/14/2019
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 2/4/2019    Volume: 35  Issue: 12
Comment Period Ended 3/6/2019
Effective Date 3/6/2019
Contact Information
Name / Title: Sandra Reen  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4437    FAX: (804)527-4428    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this board.

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Action 4778:
Prescribing opioids for pain management
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (7864) Stage complete. Emergency regulation expired on 10/23/2018.
Emergency/NOIRA   (7948) Stage complete. Emergency regulation was set to expire on 10/23/2018 and was extended until 04/24/2019.
Proposed   (8060) Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/07/2018.
Final   (8494) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/06/2019.
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