Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Certification of Community Health Workers [12 VAC 5 ‑ 402]    (Under Development)
Adopt regulations setting forth the requirements for community health worker certification
Action 5625
General Information
Action Summary The intent of the proposed action is to promulgate a new regulation to establish the requirements for use of “certified community health worker" and training and education requirements. During the 2020 General Assembly session, House Bill 688 (HB 688) amended the Code of Virginia to include section 32.1-15.1, which includes a subsection mandating the Board of Health to adopt regulations that set forth the requirements for the use of the title “certified community health worker” and the training and education necessary to satisfy the requirements for certification of a community health worker.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [6685]
Associated Mandates Promulgating regulations certifying community health workers
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9096 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/31/2021.
10091 Proposed Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Heather Board  / Director, Div. of Prevention and Health Promotion
Address: 109 Governor St
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-7738    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-