VABA Policy Committee

VABA Policy Committee

Welcome to the VABA Policy Committee page.  Here you will find information about the laws that govern the practice of behavior analysis in VA and the activities of the Policy Committee.  Please email if you have any questions or comments.

What does the policy committee do? Check out this infographic to find out!

Public Comment

From time to time it is necessary to make public comment to ensure that the Behavior Analysis Community’s voice is being heard.  See below for current calls for public comment:

None at this time

Licensing Information

Behavior analysts are licensed by the Board of Medicine in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

For frequently asked questions about licensing, including help on obtaining a license, see this page developed by VABA.

Click here for Information about LBAs and BCBAs in Virginia (map and chart).

Click here for a comparison of the BACB Guidelines, the BOM Regulations, and the DMAS Regulations for EPSDT Behavioral Therapy.

Click here for the law passed in 2012 authorizing the license.

Click here for the Regulations Governing the Practice of Behavior Analysis (scroll down)

Click to apply for or renew your license.  Note that in order to renew your license, you must first receive a pin.  If you did not receive it, contact the Board of Medicine.  Licenses must be renewed in your birth month every odd-numbered year.

Click here for the advisory board law and for more information on the Behavior Analysis Advisory Board to the Board of Medicine

Click here for information about the law passed in 2018 including licensed behavior analysts in the regulations that govern Licensed Mental Health Professionals

Autism Insurance Law Information

Click here for a short history of the laws pertaining to behavior analysis in the Commonwealth of Virginia up to 2015

Click here for the autism insurance law

Committee Information

The current VABA Policy Committee consists of: Christy Evanko, chair; Justin Creech, Autumn Kaufman, Eli Newcomb, Matthew Osborne, Brian Phelps, Keven Schock

For more information about the committee or its actions, email