Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work [18 VAC 140 ‑ 20]
BSW and LSW licensure
General Information
Action Summary Pursuant to Chapter 451 of the 2018 Acts of the Assembly (HB614), the Board of Social Work has adopted amendments to 18VAC140-20-10 et seq., relating to the division of the category of “licensed social worker” into two licensure categories of “baccalaureate social worker” and “master’s social worker.”
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  [005523]
Associated Mandates Licensure of social workers - divide into BSW and MSW licensure
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8344 Fast-Track Comment period is underway and will end on 7/24/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.