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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 90. Board Of Nursing
Chapter 40. Regulations for Prescriptive Authority for Nurse Practitioners
12/4/2021

18VAC90-40-130. Grounds for disciplinary action.

A. The boards may deny approval of prescriptive authority, revoke or suspend authorization, or take other disciplinary actions against a nurse practitioner who:

1. Exceeds his authority to prescribe or prescribes outside of the written or electronic practice agreement with the patient care team physician or, for certified nurse midwives, the practice agreement with the consulting physician;

2. Has had his license as a nurse practitioner suspended, revoked, or otherwise disciplined by the boards pursuant to 18VAC90-30-220; or

3. Fails to comply with requirements for continuing competency as set forth in 18VAC90-40-55.

B. Unauthorized use or disclosure of confidential information received from the Prescription Monitoring Program shall be grounds for disciplinary action.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR495-03-1 and VR465-12-1 § 4.1, eff. August 15, 1992; amended, Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 15, eff. May 8, 2002; Volume 25, Issue 5, eff. December 25, 2008; Volume 26, Issue 25, eff. September 15, 2010; Volume 31, Issue 21, eff. July 15, 2015; Volume 33, Issue 1, eff. October 5, 2016.

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