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Board of Counseling


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Regulations Governing the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy [18 VAC 115 ‑ 50]
Guidance Documents   Periodic Reviews
Chapter Information
Description Establishes the qualifications for licensure, requirements for renewal, and standards of practice for licensed marriage and family therapists.
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) 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
Exemption from CE requirement for new licensees Fast-Track Comment period is underway and will end on 12/13/2017.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Fee increase Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/8/2017.
Fee reduction
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/14/2010.
Electronic submission of applications and renewals
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/14/2009.
Addition of AAPC to list of approved providers of CE and supervisor training Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/12/2009.
Change of address
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/5/2009.
Response to petition for rule-making Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/2/2009.
Clarification of endorsement and reporting requirements Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/23/2009.
Requirements for residency; endorsement portability Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/3/2008.
Amendment to standard of conduct
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/25/2007.
Fee reduction
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/18/2007.
Reduction in renewal fee; conforming returned check fee to law
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/19/2006.
Name change of credentialing organization
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/22/2006.
Consistency in standards of practice Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/11/2006.
Continuing competency Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/8/2004.
Amendments to the education requirements for licensure. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/19/2000.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Increase in fees Proposed Stage withdrawn on 8/1/2007 after the comment period had ended.
Periodic Review pursuant to Executive Order 25 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 6/19/2003 before the Governor's office completed its review.