The Virginia Board of Medicine has adopted emergency regulations 18 VAC 85-21-10 et seq. that establish new rules regarding the prescribing of opioids for pain treatment and buprenorphine for addiction treatment. The regulations are effective immediately. We have published an abbreviated summary of the new regulations for your reference.

Mandatory Prescribing Regulations for Treating Pain and Addiction Summary

To view a full copy of the regulations, please visit the Virginia Board of Medicine website.