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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional and Occupational Licensing
Agency 85. Board of Medicine
Chapter 20. Regulations Governing the Practice of Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, and Chiropractic
10/26/2020

18VAC85-20-40. Vitamins, Minerals and Food Supplements.

A. The recommendation or direction for the use of vitamins, minerals or food supplements and the rationale for that recommendation shall be documented by the practitioner. The recommendation or direction shall be based upon a reasonable expectation that such use will result in a favorable patient outcome, including preventive practices, and that a greater benefit will be achieved than that which can be expected without such use.

B. Vitamins, minerals, or food supplements, or a combination of the three, shall not be sold, dispensed, recommended, prescribed, or suggested in doses that would be contraindicated based on the individual patient's overall medical condition and medications.

C. The practitioner shall conform to the standards of his particular branch of the healing arts in the therapeutic application of vitamins, minerals or food supplement therapy.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR465-02-1 § 1.4, eff. January 18, 1989; amended, Volume 06, Issue 04, eff. December 20, 1989; Volume 06, Issue 08, eff. February 14, 1990; Volume 06, Issue 26, eff. October 24, 1990; Volume 07, Issue 26, eff. October 23, 1991; Volume 10, Issue 09, eff. February 23, 1994; Volume 10, Issue 24, eff. September 21, 1994; Volume 22, Issue 01, eff. October 19, 2005.

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