7/20/2022 1:26 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 Social Work
Regulatory Coordinator: Erin Barrett


Agency Contact: Jaime Hoyle

Executive Director


Contact Address: Department of Health Professions

9960 Mayland Drive

Suite 300

Henrico, VA 23233
Chapter Affected:
18 vac 140 - 20: Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work
Statutory Authority: State: Chapter 37 of Title 54.1

Date Petition Received 07/20/2022
Petitioner Joseph Lynch, LCSW
 Petitioner's Request
The petitioner requests that the Board of Social Work amend 18VAC140-20-50, which provides the experience requirements for a licensed clinical social worker, to require a supervisee working toward becoming a licensed clinical social worker to obtain licensure as a licensed master's social worker while obtaining required experience under supervision.  
 Agency Plan
The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on August 15, 2022 and on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall. Public comment will open on August 15, 2022 and will close on September 14, 2022. The Board of Social Work will consider the petition and all comments in support or opposition at its meeting currently scheduled for September 23, 2022. The petitioner will be notified of the Board's decision after that meeting.
Publication Date 08/15/2022  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 09/14/2022