Vol. 27 Iss. 16 - April 11, 2011



Initial Agency Notice

Title of Regulation: 18VAC90-20. Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing.

Statutory Authority: § 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Name of Petitioner: Donna C. Bond.

Nature of Petitioner's Request: The petitioner requests that regulations and/or statutes be changed to: (i) license clinical nurse specialists (CNS); (ii) ensure that CNS practice to the full extent of education, skills, and competencies; (iii) recognize national standards for competencies and behaviors of graduates of CNS programs; (iv) provide a standardized definition of the role and scope of practice for CNS; (v) allow regular monitoring of CNS workforce supply and demand; and (vi) continue to provide title protection for CNS.

Agency's Plan for Disposition of Request: The board will request comment for 21 days following publication of the petition on April 11, 2011. The board will consider the petition and any public comment at its meeting on May 17, 2011, and will make a decision whether to proceed with rulemaking or deny the petitioner's request.

Public Comment Deadline: May 2, 2011.

Agency Contact: Jay P. Douglas, Executive Director, Board of Nursing, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233, telephone (804) 367-4515, FAX (804) 527-4455, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R11-28; Filed March 24, 2011, 1:52 p.m.


Agency Decision

Title of Regulation: 18VAC125-30. Regulations Governing the Certification of Sex Offender Treatment Providers.

Statutory Authority: § 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Name of Petitioner: Maria S. Stransky.

Nature of Petitioner's Request: To amend regulations for supervision of applicants for certification as sex offender treatment providers to allow a percentage of supervision sessions by videoconference.

Agency Decision: Request denied.

Statement of Reason for Decision: The February 8 meeting was delayed to March 14. The board decided to deny the petition but to request any additional information to indicate the need for teleconferencing supervision. At the end of 2010, there were 396 persons certified to provide sex offender treatment. While the board does not keep records on work sites, it believes that a number of those persons are employed by the Department of Corrections. Therefore, the board was not convinced that teleconferencing was essential in order to have supervision available in all parts of the state.

Agency Contact: Evelyn B. Brown, Executive Director, Board of Psychology, 9960 Mayland Drive, Henrico, VA 23233, telephone (804) 367-4488, FAX (804) 527-4435, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R11-17; Filed March 15, 2011, 2:32 p.m.