3/8/2022 11:31 am
Date / Time filed with the Register of Regulations
VA.R. Document Number: R____-______
Virginia Register Publication Information

Transmittal Sheet: Response to Petition for Rulemaking
Initial Agency Notice
Agency Decision
Promulgating Board: Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Regulatory Coordinator: Elaine J. Yeatts


Agency Contact: Leslie L. Knachel

Executive Director


Contact Address: Department of Health Professions

9960 Mayland Drive

Suite 300

Richmond, VA 23233
Chapter Affected:
18 vac 30 - 21: Regulations Governing the Practice of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Statutory Authority: State: Chapters 24 and 26 of Title 54.1

Date Petition Received 09/09/2021
Petitioner Rebecca Delbridge
 Petitioner's Request
To allow for supervision of assistants by speech-language pathologists via telepractice.
 Agency Plan
The petition will be published on October 11, 2021 in the Register of Regulations and also posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at www.townhall.virginia.gov to receive public comment ending November 10, 2021.   Following receipt of all comments on the petition to amend regulations, the Board will decide whether to make any changes to the regulatory language. This matter may also be discussed at the Board meeting on October 19, 2021 in the context of a periodic review of regulations. The petitioner will be informed of its decision.  
Publication Date 10/11/2021  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 11/10/2021
 Agency Decision
Take no action
Agency Response Date 03/08/2022
 Agency Decision Text
At its meeting on March 8, 2022, the Board adopted a Guidance Document on supervision of assistants that is intended to assist licensees in the utilization of unlicensed persons in their practice. The document (Guidance Document 30-4) will be posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall with an open comment period from March 28th to April 28th. The public may access the document on the Comment Forum page of Townhall at: https://townhall.virginia.gov/L/Forums.cfm. After the comment period, the document will be posted on the website for the Board.