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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 125. Board of Psychology
Chapter 30. Regulations Governing the Certification of Sex Offender Treatment Providers

18VAC125-30-110. Grounds for disciplinary action.

The board may revoke, suspend, restrict or refuse to issue a certificate, or reprimand or fine a practitioner in accord with the following:

1. Violation of provisions of this chapter, including the standards of practice set forth in 18VAC125-30-101.

2. Conviction of a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude (i.e., relating to lying, stealing, or cheating).

3. Demonstrating an inability to practice as a sex offender treatment provider with reasonable skill and safety as a result of any mental, emotional, or physical condition or substance misuse.

4. Conducting one's practice in such a manner so as to make it a danger to the health and welfare of a client or to the public.

5. The denial, revocation, suspension, or restriction of a health or mental health registration, license, or certificate to practice in Virginia or in another state, possession, or territory of the United States or the surrender of any such registration, license, or certificate while an active investigation is pending or in lieu of disciplinary action.

6. Engaging in intentional or negligent conduct that causes or is likely to cause injury to a client.

7. Knowingly allowing persons under supervision to jeopardize client safety or provide care to clients outside of such person's scope of practice or area of responsibility.

8. Performing functions outside areas of competency.

9. Failing to comply with the continuing education requirements set forth in this chapter.

10. Performing an act or making statements that are likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public.

11. Failing to cooperate with an employee of the Department of Health Professions in the conduct of an investigation.

12. Procuring, attempting to procure, or maintaining a certificate or registration by fraud or misrepresentation.

13. Violating or aiding and abetting another to violate any statute applicable to the practice of the profession, including § 32.1-127.1:03 of the Code of Virginia relating to health records.

14. Failing to report evidence of child abuse or neglect as required in § 63.2-1509 of the Code of Virginia or abuse of aged and incapacitated adults as required in § 63.2-1606 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-3605 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 21, eff. August 6, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 21, eff. July 22, 2021.

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