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Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work [18 VAC 140 ‑ 20]
Changes to endorsement and reinstatement; standards of practice
Action 5631 / Stage 9102
Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA)  
red ball Preliminary Draft Text 10/15/2020  11:31 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 10/15/2020    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 1/30/2021   

DPB Review
Submitted on 10/15/2020
Review Completed: 10/28/2020
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 1/30/2021
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 1/30/2021
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 3/1/2021    Volume: 37  Issue: 14
Comment Period Ended 3/31/2021
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 5631:
Changes to endorsement and reinstatement; standards of practice
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (9102) Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/31/2021.
Proposed   (9353) Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/01/2022.
Final   (9635) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/26/2022.
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