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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 Jaime Hoyle, Executive Director of the board at the address above or by telephone at (804) 367-4697. Copies are free of charge.

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125-2  Impact of Criminal Convictions, Impairment, and Past History on Licensure or Certification, revised July 10, 2018

125-3.1 Submission of Evidence of Completion of Graduate Work, reaffirmed July 10, 2018

125-3.2 Official Beginning of a Residency, revised July 10, 2018

125-3.8 Flowchart and narrative explanation for guidance on conduct of an informal conference by an agency subordinate, revised July 10, 2018

125-3.9 Policy on the use of confidential consent agreements in lieu of disciplinary action by the Board, revised July 10, 2018

125-5.1 Board guidance on possible disciplinary action for non-compliance with continuing education requirements, reaffirmed July 10, 2018

125-5.2 Behavioral Sciences Boards' Sanctioning Reference Points Instruction Manual (pdf)

125-6 Bylaws effective May 12, 2022 (pdf)

125-7 Electronic Communication and Telepsychology, adopted October 30, 2018

125-8 Use of Assessment Titles and Signatures, adopted October 30, 2018

125-9 Guidance document on the practice of conversion therapy, effective May 2, 2019

125-10 Preparing for Expected and Unexpected Departures from the Operation of a Psychological Practice, effective May 27, 2021 

125-11 Guidance Document on Psychologists’ Use of Social Media, effective May 12, 2022