Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation
Board for Branch Pilots
Board for Branch Pilots Regulations [18 VAC 45 ‑ 20]
Amend Reporting Requirements
Action 6001
General Information
Action Summary This change is to clarify the board has the authority to deny and initial or renewal license if the applicant performs or attempts to perform any of his duties while under the influence of marijuana in addition to alcohol or any medication controlled substance or otherwise). It is to also clarify that the Medical Review Officer (MRO) shall report when any presence of a marijuana is found in specifically in addition to the presence of drug or alcohol that may impair the safe discharge for the branch pilot’s duties.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7318]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9692 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/09/2022.
9939 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/19/2024.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kathleen R. Nosbisch  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-8514    FAX: (804)527-4294    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.