Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Social Work
Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work [18 VAC 140 ‑ 20]
Licensure requirements
Action 4442
General Information
Action Summary Licensure regulations are amended for: 1) clarification of application requirements and inclusion of a requirement for submission of a current report form the national practitioner data bank about the disciplinary and malpractice history of the applicant; 2) a reduction in the years of active practice required for endorsement or reinstatement; 3) less restrictive and confusing requirement for hours of face-to-face client contact during supervision, for acceptance of supervision obtained in another U. S. jurisdiction, and fewer years of post-licensure experience required to be a supervisor; 4) clarification about the requirement for registration of supervision whenever there is a change that affects the experience approved by the Board; 5) more specificity about a request for extension of supervised practice and about the responsibilities of the supervisor; and 6) clarification that the grounds for disciplinary action apply to registered supervisees as well as licensees.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004473]
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
7339 Fast-Track Stage withdrawn on 11/24/2015. Deemed not appropriate for Fast-Track.
7381 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/12/2016.
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.