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.
You are an AWESOME NP, and we want to give you a shout out!
We are looking for NP business owners to highlight in VCNP’s communications. In August, we would like to spotlight our PNP and FNP members.
If you are willing to be featured, please send a photo and a few sentences about why you love your job to VCNP staff.
The United Way of Southwest Virginia is managing flood relief donations for Southwest Virginians affected by flooding on July 12 and 13.
Beginning July 16, a new nationwide response system will be available for anyone experiencing a mental health, substance use or suicide crisis. The number for the new national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline is 988. Note that this number is not yet active in all parts of the country. Individuals can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text “HOME” to 741741.
~ Virginia’s Regulatory Process is Now Publicly Transparent and Accountable ~
Richmond, VA – Governor Youngkin today signed Executive Order #19 establishing the Office of Regulatory Management within the Office of the Governor to provide transparency, streamline regulatory management and fulfill Governor Youngkin’s commitment to reduce 25% of Virginia’s regulatory burdens.
“Last year, I pledged to Virginians that we would remove 25% of the regulatory requirements in the Commonwealth. In the spirit of this objective, we have created the Office of Regulatory Management, led by Andrew Wheeler, which will create much needed transparency and efficiency in Virginia’s regulatory process to ensure that we have a government that works for the citizens of the Commonwealth,” said Governor Youngkin.
The Office of Regulatory Management (ORM) will streamline regulatory activities across the executive branch and manage cross-departmental functions such as regulations, permits, and grants. The ORM will review all agency regulations and initiate the “Unified Regulatory Plan” by which all agencies will annually publish a publicly available list of all expected regulations for the upcoming year. This Executive Order also calls for tracking new regulatory requirements for each new effective regulation and reviewing all existing regulations every four years.
This Executive Order enhances transparency by requiring posting of all proposed regulations on Virginia’s Regulatory Town Hall website.The new regulatory review process will require agencies to conduct cost-benefit and other analyses of their proposed regulations to ensure they are not overly burdensome on other public bodies or private citizens.
Events and Conferences
SW Region February Meeting
2024 VCNP Annual Conference
3/13/2024 - 3/16/2024
VCNP Lynchburg Region - October 2024