Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code

Part IV. Discipline

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.

18VAC90-40-140. Administrative proceedings.

A. Except as provided for delegation of proceedings to an agency subordinate in 18VAC90-30-240, the Committee of the Joint Boards of Nursing and Medicine shall conduct all hearings prescribed herein and shall take action on behalf of the boards.

B. The nurse practitioner with prescriptive authority shall be subjective to the grounds for disciplinary action set forth in 18VAC90-30-220.

C. When the license of a nurse practitioner has been suspended or revoked by the joint boards, prescriptive authority shall be suspended pending a hearing simultaneously with the institution of proceedings for a hearing.

D. Any violation of law or of this chapter may result in disciplinary action including the revocation or suspension of prescriptive authority and may also result in additional sanctions imposed on the license of the nurse practitioner by the joint boards or upon the license of the registered nurse by the Board of Nursing.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR495-03-1 § 4.2, eff. August 15, 1992; amended, Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 12, eff. March 21, 2007; Volume 25, Issue 5, eff. December 25, 2008.

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