Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Medicine
Petition 359
Petition Information
Petition Title Certification for licensure as practitioners of behavior analysis
Date Filed 2/16/2022    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Michael Moates 
Petitioner's Request

To remove the specific requirement for BACB certification and accept certification from an entity that is nationally accredited to certify practitioners of behavior analysis.

Agency's Plan


In accordance with Virginia law, the petition will be filed with the Register of Regulations and published on March 14, 2022 and posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at Comment on the petition will be requested until April 13, 2022 and may be posted on the Townhall or sent to the Board.


Following receipt of all comments on the petition to amend regulations, the matter will be considered by the Advisory Board on Behavior Analysis on May 23, 2022, which will make a recommendation to the full Board for its meeting on June 16, 2022.




Comment Period Began 3/14/2022    Ended 4/13/2022
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 2/16/2022
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 3/14/2022     Volume: 38  Issue: 15
Agency Decision Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 6/16/2022
Decision Publication Date Published on: 7/18/2022     Volume: 38  Issue: 24
Agency Decision Summary

At its meeting on June 16, 2022, the Board voted to initiate a rulemaking to amend 18VAC85-150-60 to comply with the language in Virginia Code 54.1-2957.16(B).

Associated regulatory action Conforming licensure requirements to Code
Latest Stage:

Contact Information
Name / Title: William L. Harp, M.D.  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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