Vol. 36 Iss. 21 - June 08, 2020

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Chapter 40
Notice of Extension of Emergency Regulation

Titles of Regulations: 18VAC90-30. Regulations Governing the Licensure of Nurse Practitioners (amending 18VAC90-30-10, 18VAC90-30-20, 18VAC90-30-50, 18VAC90-30-85, 18VAC90-30-110, 18VAC90-30-120; adding 18VAC90-30-86).

18VAC90-40. Regulations for Prescriptive Authority for Nurse Practitioners (amending 18VAC90-40-90).

Statutory Authority: §§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-2957 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date Extended Through: December 5, 2020.

The Governor approved the request of the Board of Nursing to extend the June 6, 2020, expiration date of the emergency regulation for six months as provided by § 2.2-4011 D of the Code of Virginia. Therefore, the emergency regulation will continue in effect through December 5, 2020. The emergency regulation permits a nurse practitioner who meets certain statutory requirements, pursuant to Chapter 776 of the 2018 Acts of Assembly, to practice without a practice agreement with a patient care team physician. Allowing this emergency regulation to expire would make the board unable to approve nurse practitioners for independent practice, which would not be in the interest of public health and safety. The emergency regulation was published in 35:10 VA.R. 1315-1319 January 7, 2019. The final stage of the regulatory action to adopt a permanent replacement for the emergency regulation has been submitted for publication in Volume 36, Issue 22 of the Virginia Register on June 22, 2020.

Agency Contact: Jay P. Douglas, R.N., Executive Director, Board of Nursing, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233-1463, telephone (804) 367-4520, FAX (804) 527-4455, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R19-5512; Filed May 26, 2020,
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