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Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work [18 VAC 140 ‑ 20]
Unprofessional conduct/practice of conversion therapy
Action 5241 / Stage 8763
Proposed Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 11/18/2019  3:22 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 9/24/2019   (modified 11/26/2019)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 10/18/2019    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 11/26/2019   (modified 12/19/2019)    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 6/1/2020    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 8/6/2020   

Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 9/24/2019
Review Completed: 10/18/2019
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 10/18/2019
Review Completed: 11/26/2019
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 5/29/2020
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 8/6/2020
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 8/6/2020
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 8/31/2020    Volume: 37  Issue: 1
Public Hearings

09/25/2020 9:45 AM

Comment Period Ended 10/30/2020
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this chapter.


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Action 5241:
Unprofessional conduct/practice of conversion therapy
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (8562) Stage complete. Comment period ended 08/07/2019.
Proposed   (8763) Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/30/2020.
Final   (9159) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/16/2021.
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