Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Health Professions
Board
Board of Social Work
chapter
Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work [18 VAC 140 ‑ 20]
Action:
Licensure requirements
 
General Information
Action Summary Licensure regulations are amended for: 1) clarification of application requirements and inclusion of a requirement for submission of a current report form the national practitioner data bank about the disciplinary and malpractice history of the applicant; 2) a reduction in the years of active practice required for endorsement or reinstatement; 3) less restrictive and confusing requirement for hours of face-to-face client contact during supervision, for acceptance of supervision obtained in another U. S. jurisdiction, and fewer years of post-licensure experience required to be a supervisor; 4) clarification about the requirement for registration of supervision whenever there is a change that affects the experience approved by the Board; 5) more specificity about a request for extension of supervised practice and about the responsibilities of the supervisor; and 6) clarification that the grounds for disciplinary action apply to registered supervisees as well as licensees.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [004473]
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7339 Fast-Track Stage withdrawn on 11/24/2015. Deemed not appropriate for Fast-Track .
7381 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/12/2016.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address: jaime.hoyle@dhp.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.