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Regulation and Licensing

Regulation and Licensing

VDH maintains certain regulatory authority over health care providers, emergency response agencies, hospitals, restaurants and commercial shellfish distributors, and various drinking water and wastewater providers. These regulatory duties ensure that the goods services provided by these agencies are conducted in a manner that safeguards your health and environment. To find out more about these regulatory programs, including listings of their regulations, click on the links below:

Drinking Water

Environmental Monitoring

Emergency Medical Services Regulations

Food Safety

Hospital and Health Care Provider Regulation Activities

Human Subjects Research Regulations

Other Useful Healthcare Regulation Resources

  • Department of Health Professions
    The Virginia Department of Health Professions (DHP) works to assure the safe and competent delivery of health care to the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia through the process of examining, licensing and disciplining health care practitioners governed by one of the 13 state health care boards. You may contact DHP at

Last Updated: 07-30-2011

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