2/17/2022 2:06 pm
Date / Time filed with the Register of Regulations
VA.R. Document Number: R____-______
Virginia Register Publication Information

Transmittal Sheet: Response to Petition for Rulemaking
Initial Agency Notice
Agency Decision
Promulgating Board: Board of Psychology
Regulatory Coordinator: Elaine J. Yeatts


Agency Contact: Jaime Hoyle

Executive Director


Contact Address: Department of Health Professions

9960 Mayland Drive

Suite 300

Richmond, VA 23233
Chapter Affected:
18 vac 125 - 20: Regulations Governing the Practice of Psychology
Statutory Authority: State: Chapter 36 of Title 54.1

Date Petition Received 02/17/2022
Petitioner Basharat Shah
 Petitioner's Request
To establish guidelines and qualifications for psychologists involved in custody and visitation cases and prohibit those who do not meet those qualifications from testifying in court.
 Agency Plan
In accordance with Virginia law, the petition has been filed with the Register of Regulations for publication on March 14, 2022 with a request for comment to be received until April 13, 2022.  The petition will also be posted for comment on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at www.townhall.virginia.gov.    At the next meeting after the comment period, which is scheduled for June 28, 2022, the Board will consider the petition and any comment received to decide whether or not to initiate the rule-making process.
Publication Date 03/14/2022  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 04/13/2022