Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Petition 330
Petition Information
Petition Title Toll or pause the time limit on completion of supervised experience during emergency declaration
Date Filed 8/7/2020    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Michael Beattie 
Petitioner's Request

To pause the time limit or deadline for completion of supervised experience during an emergency declared by the Governor. The effective date would be retroactive to February 20, 2020.

Agency's Plan

In accordance with Virginia law, the petition was filed with the Register of Regulations and will be published on August 31, 2020 with comment accepted through September 30, 2020. The petition is also posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at

The petition and any comment will be considered by the Board at its next meeting following the close of comment, which is scheduled for December 4, 2020. The petitioner will be informed of its decision following that meeting.

Comment Period Began 8/31/2020    Ended 9/30/2020
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 8/7/2020
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 8/31/2020     Volume: 37  Issue: 1
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 12/4/2020
Decision Publication Date Published on: 1/4/2021     Volume: 37  Issue: 10
Agency Decision Summary

At its meeting on December 4, 2020, the Board voted to take no action on the petition. Under current regulations, an individual who is unable to complete the supervision requirements within four consecutive years is able to request an extension of up to 12 months. In the past few months, the Board has received 10-12 such requests and all have been granted. A supervisee should be able to complete supervision within two years, so the Board believes the 12-month extension in addition to four years should be sufficient.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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