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Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work [18 VAC 140 ‑ 20]
Licensure requirements
Action 4442 / Stage 7381
Fast-Track Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 6/21/2016  11:01 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 11/17/2015    
pdf Attorney General Certification 12/22/2015    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 2/1/2016   (modified 2/2/2016)    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 4/27/2016    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 6/3/2016   

Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 11/17/2015
Returned to Agency: 12/17/2015
Resubmitted to OAG: 12/17/2015
Review Completed: 12/22/2015
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 12/23/2015
Review Completed: 2/1/2016
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 2/15/2016
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 6/3/2016
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 6/3/2016
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 6/27/2016    Volume: 32  Issue: 22
Comment Period Ended 7/27/2016
Effective Date 8/12/2016
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this chapter.


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Action 4442:
Licensure requirements
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Fast-Track   (7339) Stage withdrawn on 11/24/2015. Deemed not appropriate for Fast-Track.
Fast-Track   (7381) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/12/2016.
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