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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

18VAC90-40-60. Reinstatement of Prescriptive Authority.

A. A nurse practitioner whose prescriptive authority has lapsed may reinstate within one renewal period by payment of the current renewal fee and the late renewal fee.

B. A nurse practitioner who is applying for reinstatement of lapsed prescriptive authority after one renewal period shall:

1. File the required application;

2. Provide evidence of a current, unrestricted license to practice as a nurse practitioner in Virginia;

3. Pay the fee required for reinstatement of a lapsed authorization as prescribed in 18VAC90-40-70; and

4. If the authorization has lapsed for a period of two or more years, the applicant shall provide proof of:

a. Continued practice as a licensed nurse practitioner with prescriptive authority in another state; or

b. Continuing education, in addition to the minimal requirements for current professional certification, consisting of four contact hours in pharmacology or pharmacotherapeutics for each year in which the prescriptive authority has been lapsed in the Commonwealth, not to exceed a total of 16 hours.

C. An applicant for reinstatement of suspended or revoked authorization shall:

1. Petition for reinstatement and pay the fee for reinstatement of a suspended or revoked authorization as prescribed in 18VAC90-40-70;

2. Present evidence of competence to resume practice as a nurse practitioner with prescriptive authority; and

3. Meet the qualifications and resubmit the application required for initial authorization in 18VAC90-40-40.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-2957.01 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR495-03-1 and VR465-12-1 § 2.4, eff. August 15, 1992; amended, Volume 17, Issue 13, eff. April 11, 2001; Volume 18, Issue 15, eff. May 8, 2002; Volume 25, Issue 05, eff. December 25, 2008; Volume 31, Issue 21, eff. July 15, 2015.

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