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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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125-1 Recognition of Accrediting Bodies Acceptable to the Board, effective August 18, 2022 (pdf)

125-2  Impact of Criminal Convictions, Impairment, and Past History on Licensure or Certification, effective August 18, 2022 (pdf)

125-3.1 Submission of Evidence of Completion of Graduate Work, effective August 18, 2022 (pdf)

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

125-3.9 Policy on the use of confidential consent agreements, effective November 24, 2022 (pdf)

125-5.1 Board guidance on possible disciplinary action for non-compliance with continuing education requirements, effective August 18, 2022 (pdf)

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, effective November 24, 2022 (pdf)

125-8 Use of Assessment Titles and Signatures, effective November 24, 2022 (pdf)

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

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