Attached is a letter from Dr. Colin Greene, Virginia State Health Commissioner, which was distributed to practitioners across the Commonwealth as well as to several state medical associations and organizations.
Requirements for autonomous practice licensure are reverting to the 5-year experience requirement on July 1. Piedmont Region members Brooke Bailey and Kathryn Reid discuss the benefits of autonomous practice licensure and urge NPs to apply before regulations change in this UVAToday article.
Below is a button to a letter from Dr. Colin Greene, Virginia State Health Commissioner, which was distributed to practitioners across the Commonwealth as well as to several state medical associations and organizations.
This information is also available on the VDH Resources for Health Care Professionals web page.
Delegate Price’s Upcoming Town Hall
I wanted to make sure you had seen the updated information for my upcoming town hall. We will be hosting the meeting both in person and virtually.
It will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at 6:30 pm, where we will discuss what happened during the Regular and Special Sessions, new laws that will take effect in July, where we ended up on the budget, updates from the district, and answers to your questions.
Part of being the change and doing the work is staying informed on what’s happening. I look forward to seeing you there or online on June 29th. Click the button below to RSVP. And please share this with others who may be interested!
Delegate Marcia “Cia” Price
House of Delegates
During the 2021 Virginia General Assembly, HB 1737 passed and reduced from five to two the number of years of full-time clinical experience a nurse practitioner must have to be eligible to practice without a written or electronic practice agreement. This legislation has a “sunset” clause and will expire in June 2022.
All NPs with two years of full-time practice experience are still eligible to apply for autonomous practice through June 30 and will retain this licensure. Starting July 1, NPs will return to the five-year experience requirement to apply.
Ready to apply? If you have two years of experience, apply now!
June Dinner Meeting
Sponsored by Paratek Pharmaceuticals
Presented by Dino James Delaportas, MD
Mountainside Infectious Disease, LLC
Thursday, June 9, 2022
(Registration opens at 5:30 p.m. and Presentation begins at 6 p.m.)
West Coast Provisions
301A Maltby Blvd, Henrico, VA 23221
Please RSVP by 06/03/2022
- Visit https://link.edgepilot.com/s/077f4e2a/9042eziqqkanUIT5r9-lWQ?u=http://www.paratekportal.com/registration
- Enter the event code: 1972
Congratulations to these VCNP members on their recent accomplishments!
Tidewater Region member Deborah Gray was selected from over 200 previous U.S. Fulbright faculty scholars and researchers who applied to serve as a U.S. Fulbright Alumni Ambassador. Dr. Gray served as a Fulbright Scholar in 2018 and worked with the University of Botswana and the World Health Organization to expand the number of NPs in Africa and patient access for nursing and midwifery services globally.
In an interview with WFXR-TV, Blue Ridge Region president Judy Jenks discussed how a new law taking effect July 1 will change the way people can access medical cannabis in Virginia.
Lynchburg Region member Amy Johnson traveled to Peru in March with Virginia Tech’s VALOR leadership development program. During the two-year program, Amy visited all areas of the state to experience different aspects of the agriculture industry and meet with local, state and federal government officials to discuss policy. Amy’s doctoral work focused on farm safety and mental health concerns in farmers. She will graduate from the program in July.
Tidewater Region member Autumn Simmons received a grant from the City of Portsmouth through BBrands and Bloom Co-working for one year of rental assistance for her clinic’s office space. Autumn also received a grant through the Portsmouth Economic Development Authority for a 5K matching grant. Autumn owns Quickcare NP, an online healthcare provider.
Congratulations to the Health Wagon and its 7 NPs who treated double their average number of patients in 2021 and modified its core mission to make treatment of COVID-19 one of its four “pillars of care” along with medical, vision and dental. Southwest Region member Teresa Tyson is the Health Wagon’s president and CEO. Read more in the Bristol Herald Courier.
Events and Conferences
Lynchburg Region Holiday Party
VCNP-Tidewater Region Board Meeting
2024 VCNP Annual Conference- Save the Date !
3/13/2024 - 3/16/2024
VCNP Lynchburg Region - October 2024