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Laws and Regulations

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Laws as of July 1, 2017 - Selected sections of the Code of Virginia

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

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

  • None at this time.

Proposed Regulations - Amendments to regulations proposed by the Board

  • 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

The Adult Protective Services Program at the Virginia Department of Social Services is pleased to announce the availability of a new online educational opportunity for mandated reporters of abuse, neglect and exploitation of older or incapacitated individuals. This online training course has been developed for, and with the assistance of, mandated reporters and APS professionals to assist mandated reporters in understanding adult abuse and their responsibilities as mandated reporters. Read More...(Word .doc)