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Laws and Regulations

Laws as of July 1, 2023

Selected sections of the Code of Virginia


Regulations currently in effect for practitioners under the Board

Laws and Regulations Governing All Health Professions

Proposed Regulations

Amendments to regulations proposed by the Board

Emergency Regulations

Amended regulations in effect for 18 months


Regulatory Town Hall

The Virginia Department of Planning & Budget has designed a Regulatory Town Hall for anyone interested in the proposal of regulations or meetings of regulatory boards.

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

Virginia Board of Optometry | Contact the Board
Kelli Moss, Executive Director
Gerald R. Neidigh, Jr., O.D., President