12/8/2022 2:38 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 Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Regulatory Coordinator: Erin Barrett


Agency Contact: Leslie L. Knachel

Executive Director


Contact Address: Department of Health Professions

9960 Mayland Drive

Suite 300

Henrico, VA 23233
Chapter Affected:
18 vac 30 - 21: Regulations Governing the Practice of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Statutory Authority: State: Chapters 24 and 26 of Title 54.1

Date Petition Received 12/08/2022
Petitioner Suzanne Dailey
 Petitioner's Request
The petitioner requests that the Board amend 18VAC30-21-60(A)(1) to eliminate the requirement that initial licensure applicants hold a Certificate of Clinical Competence issued by ASHA, replacing that requirement with a requirement to hold a master's degree in speech-language pathology, communication disorders, speech and hearing science, or equivalent.   
 Agency Plan
The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on January 2, 2023. The petition will also be published on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at www.townhall.virginia.gov to receive public comment, which will open on January 2, 2023 and will close on February 1, 2023. The Board will consider the petition and all comments in support or opposition at the next meeting after the close of public comment, currently scheduled for March 14, 2023. The petitioner will be notified of the Board's decision after that meeting.
Publication Date 01/02/2023  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 02/01/2023