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Board of Counseling


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Regulations Governing the Certification of Substance Abuse Counselors [18 VAC 115 ‑ 30]
Guidance Documents   Periodic Reviews
Chapter Information
Description Establishes the qualifications for certification, requirements for renewal and standards of practice for substance abuse counselors.
State Authority Chapter 35 of Title 54.1
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1) Complete study of need for training for supervisors.

2) Complete study of adequacy of education requirements.

3) Provide greater consistency among rules that are common to all professions regulated by the board.
Meetings

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: jaime.hoyle@dhp.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Fee increase Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/8/2017.
Updating and clarifying regulations NOIRA Comment period is underway and will end on 2/22/2017.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Periodic review recommendations Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/15/2016.
Fee reduction Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/14/2010.
Electronic submission of applications and renewals Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/14/2009.
Change of address Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/5/2009.
Periodic review recommendations Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/15/2009.
Conforming regulations to Code sections Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/16/2008.
Fee reduction Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/18/2007.
Reduction in renewal fee; conforming returned check fee to law Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/19/2006.
Fee reduction Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/21/2006.
Certification requirements for counselors and assistants Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/18/2003.
Cite correction Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/23/2002.
Fee increase Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/12/2000.
Amendments pursuant to Executive Order 15 (94) to simplify the regulations and reduce the burden on the public. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/19/2000.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend regulations to include requirements for licensure of substance abuse treatment practitioners NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 1/1/1900 before the comment period ended.