Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Petition 155
Petition Information
Petition Title Requirements for supervision in clinical social work
Date Filed 9/21/2011    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Michael Hayter 
Petitioner's Request

To amend section 18VAC140-20-50, relating to requirements for supervision to clarify the status of an individual who has completed supervision but has not passed the examination for LCSW licensure.  Such individual should not be in the status of a "supervisee in social work" and should be exempt from providing information to his previous clinical supervisor.

Agency's Plan


The petition was filed with the Register of Regulations and will be published on October 24, 2011 with a request for comment to be received until November 15, 2011.  The petition will also be posted for comment on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at  
 At the next meeting held after the close of the comment period, the Board will consider the petition and any comment received to decide whether or not to initiate the rule-making process.
Comment Period Began 10/24/2011    Ended 11/15/2011
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 9/21/2011
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 10/24/2011     Volume: 28  Issue: 4
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 1/21/2012
Decision Publication Date Published on: 2/13/2012     Volume: 28  Issue: 12
Agency Decision Summary

At its meeting on January 20, 2012, the Board considered the petition and decided not to initiate the rule-making process.  Since the law in Virginia requires licensure for a clinical social worker, a person who has completed the requisite number of supervised hours but has not passed the examination and been issued a license may not engage in practice except as a supervisee under supervision or in an exempt setting. Regulations of the Board cannot be in conflict with the Code of Virginia.

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