Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work [18 VAC 140 ‑ 20]
Amendments resulting from 2022 periodic review
Action 5965
General Information
Action Summary Following a periodic review initiated November 17, 2021, the Board identified several areas of Chapter 20 it will consider amending. Those areas include: clarifying terminology and requirements for LCSWs, LMSWs, and LBSWs within the regulations; reviewing the definition of “ancillary services” for comprehensiveness and clarity; amending 18VAC140-20-150 to include diagnosing third parties and providing children sex education without express parental consent as actions that constitute unprofessional conduct; removing redundant provisions, terms, and definitions; clarify responsibilities of supervisors of LCSW candidates; and include additional organizations for approval of continuing education.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7250]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 11/17/2021
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9640 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/26/2022.
9880 Proposed DPB review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.