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Laws & Regulations

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Laws as of July 1, 2022 - Selected sections of the Code of Virginia

Regulations - Regulations currently in effect for practitioners under the Board

Emergency Regulations - Amended regulations in effect for 18 months

Proposed Regulations - Amendments to regulations proposed by the Board

  • none at this time

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

Mental health providers duty to inform; immunity; civil penalty

Upon learning of evidence that indicates a reasonable probability that another mental health provider is or may be guilty of a violation of standards of conduct as defined in statute or regulation, persons licensed by the board shall advise their clients of their right to report such misconduct to the Department of Health Professions in accordance with § 54.1-2400.4 of the Code of Virginia.

Minimum period for reinstatement after revocation

Any person whose license has been revoked by the board under the provisions of 18VAC125-20-160 may, three years subsequent to such board action, submit a new application to the board for reinstatement of licensure. The board in its discretion may, after a hearing, grant the reinstatement. A copy of the law may be obtained at: § 54.1-2408.2. Minimum period for reinstatement after revocation.