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Guidance Documents

The Code of Virginia requires annual publication of lists of guidance documents from state agencies. A guidance document is defined as "...any document developed by a state agency or staff that provides information or guidance of general applicability to the staff or public to interpret or implement statutes or the agency's rules or regulations..." Agencies are required to maintain a complete, current list of all guidance documents and make the full text of such documents available to the public.

Copies of the following documents may be viewed during regular work days from 8:15 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the offices of the Department of Health Professions, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico Virginia 23233-1463. Copies may also be downloaded by clicking on the links below or from the Regulatory Townhall at or requested by email at Questions regarding implementation of these documents or requests for copies may be directed to Kelli Moss, Acting Executive Director of the Board, at the address above or by telephone at (804) 597-4132. Copies are free of charge.

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30-1, Sanctioning Reference Manual, adopted June 5, 2010, revised November 3, 2011

30-2, By-Laws of the Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology, effective April 16, 2020

30-3, Board guidance on use of confidential consent agreements, effective May 11, 2023

30-4 Guidance for the Use and Supervision of Speech-Language Pathology Assistants (SLPAs), effective April 28, 2022

30-5, Equivalent body for accreditation of audiology programs, effective May 11, 2023

30-6, Board guidance on definition of active practice, effective April 1, 2021

30-8, Requirements to Hold Licensure in Virginia to Practice Speech-Language Pathology, effective April 1, 2021

30-9, Continuing Education (CE) Audits and Sanctioning for Failure to Complete CE, effective October 26, 2023

30-10, Disposition of Disciplinary Cases for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists Practicing on Expired Licenses, effective May 11, 2023

30-11, Guidelines for Processing Applications for Licensure, effective April 1, 2021

30-12, Guidance for Telepractice, effective November 9, 2023

Department Guidance Documents - Guidance documents for the Department of Health Professions.

Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology | Contact the Board
Kelli Moss, Acting Executive Director
Melissa A. McNichol, Au.D., CCC-A, Chair