Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Psychology
Regulations Governing the Practice of Psychology [18 VAC 125 ‑ 20]
Periodic review recommendations; acceptance of pre-internship hours
Action 3166
General Information
Action Summary The purposes of the planned regulatory action are: removal of unnecessary requirements for licensure by endorsement, such as 20 years of experience as a licensee in another state; acceptance of pre-internship supervised professional experience in lieu of all or part of the post-doctoral residency currently required; consistency in requirements for a jurisprudence examination; extension of the prohibition on sexual intimacies with clients from two years to five years following termination; and clarification of existing regulations.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [002226]
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
5332 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/06/2010.
5489 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/15/2011.
5877 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/20/2012.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)327-4435    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.