Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work [18 VAC 140 ‑ 20]
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9/13/22  12:43 pm
Commenter: Keith R. Harrington, LCSW


I am in favor of the petition for rule-making #371, because it will make Virginia regulations consistent with the social work regulations in 80% of the other US states, as well as with the Virgina Board of Counseling regulations. 

Of significant import, this petition will help Virginia to participate in the Interstate Compact for Social Work, facilitating portability of the license Virginia social workers hold.  During the Pandemic, the mental health service delivery system was stressed, and continuity of care was too often disrupted, due in no small part to the difficulty for licensed Clinical Social Workers to easily cross state boundaries. 

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