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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work [18 VAC 140 ‑ 20]
Amendments resulting from 2022 periodic review
General Information
Action Summary Following a periodic review initiated November 17, 2022, the Board identified several areas of Chapter 20 it will consider amending. Those areas include: clarifying terminology and requirements for LCSWs, LMSWs, and LBSWs within the regulations; reviewing the definition of “ancillary services” for comprehensiveness and clarity; amending 18VAC140-20-150 to include diagnosing third parties and providing children sex education without express parental consent as actions that constitute unprofessional conduct; removing redundant provisions, terms, and definitions; clarify responsibilities of supervisors of LCSW candidates; and include additional organizations for approval of continuing education.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [7250]
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
9640 NOIRA Governor's office review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.