Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Regulations of the Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology [18 VAC 30 ‑ 20]    (Repealed)
Requirements for practice of fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation by speech-language pathologists
Action 3390
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the planned action is to establish rules for the training, supervision and practice of speech-language pathologists (SLP) in the performance of fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES). There is a need for regulation because the Board’s policy statement (guidance document) states that an SLP who performs FEES must be “specially trained” and work under the supervision of a physician provided there are protocols in place for emergency response.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [002689]
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
5712 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/02/2011.
5920 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/05/2014.
7162 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/07/2015.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Leslie L. Knachel  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4630    FAX: (804)527-4413    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.