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Laws and Regulations

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Laws as of July 1, 2023

Selected sections of the Code of Virginia


Final Regulations

Regulations currently in effect for practitioners under the Board

Click here to obtain a Petition for Rule-making. If you would like the Board to consider amending one of its regulations or rules, you may file a "petition for rule-making". The Board is required to publish your petition in the Virginia Register and post it online at to begin a 21-day comment period on the request. Within 90 days after the comment period or 14 days after its next scheduled meeting, the Board will issue a decision on whether it will grant or deny the petition. A copy of the petition form is provided. You may email the petition to the address below, fax it to the number on the form or mail it to the Board address.


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


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