Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Health Professions
Board
Board of Counseling
chapter
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Action:
Periodic review
 
General Information
Action Summary In 2011, the Board began a comprehensive review of current regulations governing the practice of professional counseling, marriage and family therapy and licensed substance abuse practitioners. It determined that it is essential to continue the regulation of these licensed professions as mandated by the Code of Virginia, but that there are modifications necessary to clarify and update requirements. Subsequently, the Board amended Chapter 20 in response to the Governor’s Regulatory Reform Project, but did not complete its review of Chapters 50 and 60 until recently. The Board’s intent is to amend all three chapters in this action for consistency in requirements for licensed professionals. The goal of the action is to ensure accountability and competency for residents, supervisors and licensees who provide clinical services to individuals and families in need of counseling.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [004067]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6960 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 8/13/2014.
7085 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 1/29/2016.
7453 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/24/2016.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: jaime.hoyle@dhp.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.