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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 30. Board of Audiology And Speech-Language Pathology
Chapter 21. Regulations Governing Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

18VAC30-21-110. Inactive licensure; reactivation for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, or school speech-language pathologists.

A. An audiologist, speech-language pathologist, or school speech-language pathologist who holds a current, unrestricted license in Virginia may, upon a request on the renewal application and submission of the required fee, be issued an inactive license. The holder of an inactive license shall not be required to maintain continuing education requirements and shall not be entitled to perform any act requiring a license to practice audiology or speech-language pathology in Virginia.

B. A licensee whose license has been inactive and who requests reactivation of an active license shall file an application, pay the difference between the inactive and active renewal fees for the current year, and provide documentation of:

1. Current certification issued by ASHA or ABA; or

2. Completion of 10 continuing education hours equal to the requirement for the number of years in which the license has been inactive, not to exceed 30 contact hours.

C. A licensee who does not reactivate within five years shall meet the requirements of subsection B of this section and shall provide:

1. A current report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Practitioner Data Bank;

2. Verification of the status of any license or certification from each United States jurisdiction in which licensure or certification is held or has ever been held; and

3. Evidence of either:

a. Active practice for at least one of the past three years, or

b. Practice in accordance with 18VAC30-21-70 with a provisional license for six months and a recommendation for licensure from one's supervisor.

D. The board may deny a request for reactivation to any licensee who has been determined to have committed an act in violation of 18VAC30-21-160.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 23, eff. August 10, 2016; amended, Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 12, eff. March 23, 2017; Volume 39, Issue 7, eff. January 5, 2023.

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