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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 90. Board of Nursing
Chapter 30. Regulations Governing the Licensure of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

18VAC90-30-100. Renewal of licensure.

A. Licensure of an advanced practice registered nurse shall be renewed:

1. Biennially at the same time the license to practice as a registered nurse in Virginia is renewed; or

2. If licensed as an advanced practice registered nurse with a multistate licensure privilege to practice in Virginia as a registered nurse, a licensee born in even-numbered years shall renew his license by the last day of the birth month in even-numbered years and a licensee born in odd-numbered years shall renew his license by the last day of the birth month in odd-numbered years.

B. The renewal notice of the license shall be sent to the last known address of record of each advanced practice registered nurse. Failure to receive the renewal notice shall not relieve the licensee of the responsibility for renewing the license by the expiration date.

C. The licensed advanced practice registered nurse shall attest to compliance with continuing competency requirements of current professional certification or continuing education as prescribed in 18VAC90-30-105 and the license renewal fee prescribed in 18VAC90-30-50.

D. The license shall automatically lapse if the licensee fails to renew by the expiration date. Any person practicing as an advanced practice registered nurse during the time a license has lapsed shall be subject to disciplinary actions by the boards.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-2957 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR495-02-1 and VR465-07-1 § 2.5, eff. June 22, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 1, eff. November 1, 1995; Volume 18, Issue 15, eff. May 8, 2002; Volume 21, Issue 21, eff. July 27, 2005; Volume 25, Issue 5, eff. December 25, 2008; Volume 25, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 2009; Volume 31, Issue 21, eff. July 15, 2015; Volume 40, Issue 4, eff. November 8, 2023.

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