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Practice Agreement Requirements for Virginia Nurse Practitioners

Practice Agreement Requirements for Virginia Nurse Practitioners

In Virginia (and in many other states), NPs who do not have an autonomous practice must practice under the direct supervision of a physician as part of a patient care team, pursuant to what is called a “Practice Agreement,” or, “Collaborative Practice Agreement.” A Practice Agreement is an agreement between an NP and the NP’s supervising physician that describes the relationship between the parties, including the procedures to be followed and acts to be performed by the NP in the course of providing care to patients.

What You Need to Know About the Revised Virginia Assisted Living Regulations: Private Duty Personnel and Volunteers

What You Need to Know About the Revised Virginia Assisted Living Regulations: Private Duty Personnel and Volunteers

NLG continues its series of posts on certain key changes in the new Virginia assisted living regulations, scheduled to take effect February 1, 2018.  In this installment, we review new requirements for the use of private duty personnel and volunteers.  Keep reading THE LATEST from Nixon Law Group more information on the new ALF regulations and other healthcare happenings!

What You Need to Know About the Revised Virginia Assisted Living Regulations: Records & Reports

What You Need to Know About the Revised Virginia Assisted Living Regulations: Records & Reports

In this third installment of NLG posts summarizing the new Virginia assisted living regulations, we cover notable changes to requirements for Electronic Records and eSignatures, Incident Reporting, and Reports of Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation.  These regulations are scheduled to take effect February 1, 2018, so keep checking back for THE LATEST from Nixon Law Group! 

What You Need to Know About the Revised Virginia Assisted Living Regulations: Infection Control

What You Need to Know About the Revised Virginia Assisted Living Regulations: Infection Control

This is the second NLG summary in our series on the revisions to Virginia’s Standards for Licensed Assisted Living Facilities, scheduled to take effect February 1, 2018.  The new regulations include changes to the timing for submitting incident reports, a new section addressing electronic records and electronic signatures, substantial revisions to requirements for infection control programs, and changes to the required content of the Disclosure Statement and admission agreements.  This summary focuses on changes to Infection Control regulations.