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Regulations Governing the Licensure of Substance Abuse Professionals [18 VAC 115 ‑ 60]
Guidance Documents   Periodic Reviews
Chapter Information
Description Regulations establish the qualifications for licensure and renewal or reinstatement and the standards of practice.
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) Establish rules that will allow initial licensure for qualified substance abuse practitioners.
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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 Stage complete. Becomes effective on 12/28/2017.

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.
Change of address
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/5/2009.
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.
Time-limited Waiver of Certain Requirements Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/26/2003.
Cite correction
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/23/2002.
Fee Increase Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/20/2001.
New regulations to establish licensure requirements, standards of practice and fees for substance abuse treatment practitioners. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/19/1999.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Consistency Review NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 6/19/2003 before the Governor's office completed its review.