Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
[REPEALED] Regulations of the Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology [18 VAC 30 ‑ 20]
Requirements for practice of fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation by speech-language pathologists
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the planned action is to establish rules for the training, supervision and practice of speech-language pathologists (SLP) in the performance of fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES). There is a need for regulation because the Board’s policy statement (guidance document) states that an SLP who performs FEES must be “specially trained” and work under the supervision of a physician provided there are protocols in place for emergency response.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [002689]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
5712 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/02/2011.
5920 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/05/2014.
7162 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/07/2015.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Leslie L. Knachel  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4630    FAX: (804)527-4413    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.