Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work [18 VAC 140 ‑ 20]
BSW and LSW licensure
Action 5070 / Stage 8344
Fast-Track Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 8/15/2018  3:43 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 7/16/2018    
pdf Attorney General Certification 7/18/2018    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 9/11/2018    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 9/12/2018    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 6/4/2019   

Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 7/16/2018
Review Completed: 7/18/2018
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 7/18/2018
Review Completed: 9/13/2018
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 11/14/2018
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 6/4/2019
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 6/4/2019
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 6/24/2019    Volume: 35  Issue: 22
Comment Period Ended 7/24/2019
Effective Date 8/8/2019
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 5070:
BSW and LSW licensure
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Fast-Track   (8344) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/08/2019.
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