The information below is collected from state licensure boards or regulatory agencies responsible for regulating the professions of audiology and/or speech-language pathology. The information is reviewed on an annual basis. Please be advised that laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time, so always check with your state for the most up-to-date information.
Virginia allows telepractice. The provider must hold a state license and adhere to the same requirements as in-person practice. Other restrictions may apply.
Reference: Virginia Department of Health Professions. (2019). Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Guidance for Telepractice [Guidance Doc. No. 30-12] [PDF].
No permanent rules. Check with the state or ASHA to learn about emergency provisions.
Telesupervision is permitted for support personnel using synchronous (real-time) communication. The Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology guidance on telepractice states that practitioners must be responsible for the performance and activities of any unlicensed assistant or facilitator who may be used at the client site, in accordance with Virginia regulation. Check with the state or ASHA to learn about emergency or temporary provisions.
Reference: Virginia Board of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. (2022). Guidance for the Use and Supervision of Speech-Language Pathology Assistants (SLPAs) [PDF].
Permitted, with restrictions.
If a state has not established regulations on telesupervision, then contact the licensure board for further guidance and ask for written verification.
Audiologists and speech-language pathologists should keep in mind that while a state may have passed telepractice reimbursement laws and/or regulations, this does not guarantee that payers will reimburse for these services. Learn more about considerations for audiologists and speech-language pathologists.
For further information on telepractice requirements for audiologists and speech-language pathologists, please visit these websites:
Questions regarding state advocacy issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Advocacy Team.