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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Petition 353
Petition Information
Petition Title Supervision of speech-language assistants
Date Filed 9/9/2021    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Rebecca Delbridge 
Petitioner's Request

To allow for supervision of assistants by speech-language pathologists via telepractice.

Agency's Plan

The petition will be published on October 11, 2021 in the Register of Regulations and also posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at 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.


Comment Period Ended 11/10/2021
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 3/8/2022
Agency Decision Summary

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: After the comment period, the document will be posted on the website for the Board. 

Contact Information
Name / Title: Leslie L. Knachel  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
Email Address:
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