Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Public Participation Guidelines [18 VAC 140 ‑ 11]
Review 1692
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 9/20/2018
Notice of Periodic Review
Pursuant to Executive Order 14 (as amended July 16, 2018) and ยงยง 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, the Board of Social Work is conducting a periodic review and small business impact review of VAC citation: 18VAC140-11, Public Participation Guidelines.

The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 14 (as amended July 16, 2018). http://TownHall.Virginia.Gov/TownHall/EO-14.pdf

The purpose of this review is to determine whether this regulation should be repealed, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.

The comment period begins October 15, 2018, and ends on November 14, 2018.

Comments may be submitted online to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at Comments may also be sent to Name: Elaine Yeatts, Title: Agency Regulatory Coordinator, Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, City: Henrico, State: Virginia, Zip: 23233, Telephone: (804) 367-4688, FAX: (804) 527-4434, email address:

Comments must include the commenter's name and address (physical or email) information in order to receive a response to the comment from the agency. Following the close of the public comment period, a report of both reviews will be posted on the Town Hall and a report of the small business impact review will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.
Publication of Notice in the Register and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 10/15/2018
Comment Period begins on the publication date and ended on 11/14/2018

Comments Received: 0

Review Result
Retain the regulation with no changes
pdf TH-07 Periodic Review Report of Findings   (12/17/2018)
Governor's Office approves the agency decision on 01/06/2022
Attorney General Certification
Submitted to OAG: 9/20/2018
Review Completed: 10/1/2018
Result: Certified
pdf Review Memo      
Governor's Office Review
Submitted to Governor: 10/1/2018
Governor's Review: Approved 1/6/2022