Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Petition 399
Petition Information
Petition Title Request to add entities to approved continuing education providers
Date Filed 8/11/2023    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Erin Tomlinson 
Petitioner's Request

The petitioner requests that the Board amend 18VAC140-20-105(B)(1)(d) to include Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association (EMDRIA) and APA approved trainings as approved continuing education. 

Agency's Plan

The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on September 11, 2023. The petition will also be published on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at to receive public comment, which will open on September 11, 2023 and will close on October 11, 2023. The Board will consider the petition and all comments in support or opposition at the next meeting after the close of public comment, currently scheduled for November 3, 2023. The petitioner will be notified of the Board’s decision after that meeting.

Comment Period Began 9/11/2023    Ended 10/11/2023
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 8/11/2023
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 9/11/2023     Volume: 40  Issue: 2
Agency Decision Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 11/3/2023
Decision Publication Date Published on: 12/4/2023     Volume: 40  Issue: 8
Agency Decision Summary

At its meeting on November 3, 2023, the Board voted to initiate a rulemaking to include trainings approved by the American Psychological Association as approved continuing education in 18VAC140-20-105(B)(1)(d). The Board will file a notice of intended regulatory action to begin the regulatory process for change. 

Associated regulatory action Acceptance of APA approved trainings as CE providers
Latest Stage: NOIRA

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