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Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology:
Laws and Regulations

Laws Governing All Health Professions

Laws and Regulations Governing Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

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Laws as of July 1, 2014 - Selected sections of the Code of Virginia

Final Regulations - Regulations currently in effect for practitioners under the Board

Proposed Regulations - Amendments to regulations proposed by the Board

Emergency Regulations - Amended regulations in effect for the duration of one year

  • None at this time.

Duty to Report Adult or Child Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation

By law, the persons licensed as health care practitioners have a duty to report to the Virginia Department of Social Services or the local departments of social services any known or suspected incidences of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of children or elderly and incapacitated adults. Contact information and a copy of the law may be obtained at: Legal Requirements to Report Child Abuse and Adult Abuse