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.
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
Events and Conferences
Lynchburg Region - Business Meeting
SW Region September Meeting
VCNP-Tidewater Region Board Meeting
VCNP-Tidewater Region Membership Meeting
ZooBoo - Tidewater VCNP
Lynchburg Region - I AM WOMAN 5K
VCNP-Tidewater Region Board Meeting