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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Psychology
Petition 360
Petition Information
Petition Title Qualifications for psychologists involved in custody and visitation cases
Date Filed 2/17/2022    [Transmittal Sheet]
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's 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  

 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.

Comment Period Ended 4/13/2022
Agency Decision Pending    

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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