2020 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5005 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Adams D.
Extend Practice Waivers for Nurse Practitioners (language only)

Item 309 #1h

Item 309 #1h

Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions


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"Regulation of Professions and Occupations (56000)



Technical Assistance to Regulatory Boards (56044)



Fund Sources:

Trust and Agency



Dedicated Special Revenue



Authority: Title 54.1, Chapter 25, Code of Virginia.

A. The Department of Health Professions shall have authority to increase fees for the Board of Pharmacy to administer the operations of the five cannabis processors pursuant to legislation in the 2020 Session. The department shall have the authority to promulgate emergency regulations to implement this amendment within 280 days or less from the enactment date of this act.

B. Nurse practitioners licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia, except those licensed in the category of Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, with two or more years of clinical experience may continue to practice in the practice category in which they are certified and licensed and prescribe without a written or electronic practice agreement until the termination of a declared state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic."


(This amendment sets out language in Item 309 contained in Chapter 1289 (2020 Acts of Assembly) and adds language extending the ability for certain nurse practitioners to practice without a written or electronic practice agreement until the termination of the declared public emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurse Practitioners already have this authority under Executive Order #57 but it expires on September 8, 2020.)