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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 Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

18VAC90-40-20. Authority and administration of regulations.

A. The statutory authority for this chapter is found in §§ 54.1-2957.01, 54.1-3303, 54.1-3401, and 54.1-3408 of the Code of Virginia.

B. Joint boards of nursing and medicine.

1. The Committee of the Joint Boards of Nursing and Medicine shall be appointed to administer this chapter governing prescriptive authority.

2. The boards hereby delegate to the Executive Director of the Virginia Board of Nursing the authority to issue the initial authorization to those persons who meet the requirements set forth in this chapter and to grant extensions or exemptions for compliance with continuing competency requirements as set forth in subsection E of 18VAC90-40-55. Questions of eligibility shall be referred to the committee.

3. All records and files related to prescriptive authority for advanced practice registered nurses shall be maintained in the office of the Board of Nursing.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-2957.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR495-03-1 and VR465-12-1 § 1.2, eff. August 15, 1992; amended, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 20, eff. July 23, 1997; Volume 18, Issue 15, eff. May 8, 2002; Volume 25, Issue 5, eff. December 25, 2008; Volume 36, Issue 12, eff. March 4, 2020; Volume 40, Issue 4, eff. November 8, 2023.

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