November Dinner Meeting
Maggiano’s – Tysons Corner
Please RSVP by Sunday November 4th, 2018.
Our November speaker is Dr. Thomas, DNP, FNP-BC who is speaking on the role of specific IgE testing for the respiratory patient.
NP Week 2018 is November 11 – 17 and the VCNP Public Relations Committee has put together an NP Week Toolkit to help regions as they plan their local events and put together their communications.
Celebrate NPs and build awareness of the different NPs make in their patients’ lives!
October 25, 2018-As a member benefit, we invite you to join us for a causal dinner at 6:30pm (Roots Natural Kitchen) and one hour educational program (7pm) featuring Ellen Wermter, FNP as she discusses ‘Sleep’. This program has been approved for one continuing education credit. RSVP required deadline of 10/23/18.
On Thursday, October 18, the Board of Medicine approved the proposed draft regulations that would replace emergency regulations for the prescribing of opioids and buprenorphine by NPs.
These regulations are favorable, as they permit SAMHSA-waivered NPs to prescribe buprenorphine outside of a practice agreement, so long as these NPs are autonomous – that is, having completed five years of full-time experience and the attestation process, per the requirements of HB 793.
On October 10, the Joint Boards of Medicine and Nursing had unanimously voted to approve these regulations, in spite of organized medicine’s opposition. The draft regulations will now be reviewed and voted on by the Board of Nursing at its November 13th meeting. To view a copy of the latest draft regulations on the prescribing of opioids and buprenorphine, please click here.
The Board of Medicine also voted to eliminate the separate license for NP prescriptive authority. The updated regulations repeal 18VAC90-40-50 (“Renewal of prescriptive authority”), as well as 18VAC90-40-60 (“Reinstatement of prescriptive authority”). There will be a one-time, $35 fee for the initial issuance of prescriptive authority. For additional information, please see the relevant Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA).
September 2018 Meeting Minutes
September 13, 2018
Members in attendance: Chinor Fattahi, Maria Circosta, Susan Adamson, Barbara Call, Haley Tusing, Mary Atkins, Monica Heck, Andrea Knopp, Vicky Sullivan, Christine Yutzy, Lynne Eggert, Sue Klassen, Erin Morris, Maretta Yoder, Katelyn Marzolf, Victoria Krauss.
Meeting Location: Bella Luna Restaurant, Harrisonburg, VA
Meeting Topic: Jennifer Bryant, ACNP-BC, ACHPN presented a talk on “Palliative Care, Our Piece of the Puzzle.” 1.0 Contact hour of CME provided for participants.
-11/15/18: at Bella Luna. Speaker: Remma Zygerman, Pharmacist. Exact topic has not been finalized. Efforts will be made to obtain CME credit.
The meeting was then adjourned.
Maretta Yoder, Secretary