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Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work [18 VAC 140 ‑ 20]
Changes to endorsement and reinstatement; standards of practice
Action 5631 / Stage 9635
Final Stage  
red ball Final Text 9/20/2022  10:50 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 6/3/2022    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 8/25/2022   

Changes to Text No changes have been made to the text since the proposed stage was last published in the Register.
DPB Review
Submitted on 6/3/2022
Review Completed: 6/23/2022
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 8/2/2022
Governor's Review
ORM Review Completed: 8/21/2022
Governor Review Completed: 8/25/2022
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 8/25/2022
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 9/26/2022    Volume: 39  Issue: 3
Comment Period Ended 10/26/2022
Effective Date 10/26/2022
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233-1463
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this chapter.


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Action 5631:
Changes to endorsement and reinstatement; standards of practice
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (9102) Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/31/2021.
Proposed   (9353) Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/01/2022.
Final   (9635) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/26/2022.
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