Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Petition 135
Petition Information
Petition Title Grandfather students in graduate clinical social work educational programs
Date Filed 4/7/2011    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner MSW II Students of Norfolk State 
Petitioner's Request

To include a Grandfather Clause for educational requirements for a licensed clinical social worker. Students matriculating on or before May 7, 2011 have met the educational requirements detailed in the January 7, 2010 regulations, which were in place at the beginning of the Advanced Year of clinical study. All students who began or finished their advanced year of clinical course work at an accredited school of social work prior to March 2, 2011 should be eligible to apply for licensure supervision. 

Agency's Plan

The Board will discuss whether the request could be accomplished by a change in regulation at its meeting on June 24, 2011 at 9960 Mayland Drive, 2nd floor conference center, Richmond, VA.

Comment Period Began 5/9/2011    Ended 5/30/2011
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 4/7/2011
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 5/9/2011     Volume: 27  Issue: 18
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 6/24/2011
Decision Publication Date Published on: 7/18/2011     Volume: 27  Issue: 23
Agency Decision Summary

The Board determined that a regulatory action would not be a viable alternative to resolve the issue raised by the petition because amending regulations is typically an 18-month to two-year process.  The Board also noted that any deficiency in the practicum hours can be made up during the residency, so if the practicum was less than 600 hours (i.e., 504 hours), the additional 96 hours could be obtained as necessary for licensure. 


Contact Information
Name / Title: Elaine J. Yeatts  / Agency Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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