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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing

18VAC85. Board of Medicine




The Board of Medicine is an agency within the Department of Health Professions. Code of Virginia, Title 54.1, Chapter 25. See the summary for the department for the regulatory power applicable to all health regulatory boards. Code of Virginia, Title 54.1, Chapter 24.

The board is authorized to license the practice of acupuncture, chiropractic, medicine, occupational therapy, osteopathic medicine, podiatry, radiologic technology, and respiratory care; to license physician assistants, athletic trainers, certified professional midwives, polysomnographic technologists, behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts and genetic counselors; to register surgical assistants and surgical technologists; jointly with the Board of Nursing, to promulgate regulations regarding the licensure and prescriptive authority of nurse practitioners; and, jointly with the Board of Pharmacy, to promulgate regulations to facilitate the development and implementation of safe and effective collaborative agreements between practitioners and pharmacists. Code of Virginia, Title 54.1, Chapters 29.

For reports required to be made to the board by professional societies and licensees respecting drug addiction, alcoholism, psychiatric illness, incompetence or improper conduct of board licensees, see Code of Virginia, Title 54.1, Chapter 29, Article 1. The board is required to prescribe by regulation such requirements as may be necessary to ensure continued practitioner competence which may include continuing education, testing, or any other requirement. Code of Virginia, Title 54.1, Chapter 29, Article 2.

Regulations are available at the board's office at 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233. Internet address:

Rev. 10/2016

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