Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Regulations Governing the Practice of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology [18 VAC 30 ‑ 21]
Results of periodic review
Action 5876
General Information
Action Summary The Board has completed a periodic review of regulations for Chapter 21 and is proposing amendments to: 1) reorganize and clarify certain provisions for ease of understanding and compliance; 2) eliminate unnecessary provisions such as posting of a license in every location; 3) add a pathway for licensure in audiology based on one’s graduate degree and passage of the examination; and 4) add a requirement for a report from the National Practitioner Data Bank for applicants for initial licensure and reactivation or reinstatement of a license that has been inactive or lapsed for five or more years.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7007]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 5/19/2020
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
9476 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/05/2023.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kelli Moss  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)597-4132    FAX: (804)939-5238    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.