Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
6/22/2024

Part II. General Information

12VAC5-542-20. Purpose.

This chapter sets forth the criteria for eligibility, circumstances under which awards will be made, and the process for awarding Virginia nurse practitioner/nurse midwife scholarships to students; the general terms and conditions applicable to the obligation of each recipient of a nurse practitioner/nurse midwife scholarship to practice full time as a nurse practitioner/nurse midwife in a medically underserved area of Virginia, as identified by the Board of Health by regulations; and penalties for a recipient's failure to fulfill the practice requirements of the Virginia Nurse Practitioner/Nurse Midwife Scholarship Program.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12, 32.1-122.5, and 32.1-122.6:02 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-40-700 § 2.1, eff. August 1, 1994.

12VAC5-542-30. Administration.

The Commissioner of Health shall act as fiscal agent for the board in administration of the scholarship program through a Nursing Scholarship Committee. All scholarship awards are made by a Nursing Scholarship Committee, appointed by the State Board of Health. The Nursing Scholarship Committee shall consist of five members or their designees: three faculty members representing nurse practitioner or nurse midwife education programs, one nurse practitioner actively engaged in practice, and one former scholarship recipient (commencing the third year of scholarship availability). Committee appointments shall be for two years and members may not serve more than two consecutive terms.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12, 32.1-122.5, and 32.1-122.6:02 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-40-700 § 2.2, eff. August 1, 1994.

12VAC5-542-40. Variance.

Any requests for variance from this chapter shall be considered on an individual basis by the board in regular session.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12, 32.1-122.5, and 32.1-122.6:02 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-40-700 § 2.3, eff. August 1, 1994.

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