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:
Fee increase
 
General Information
Action Summary The issue to be addressed is the need of the Board of Counseling to increase their fees to cover expenses for essential functions of review of applications, licensing, investigation of complaints against licensees, and adjudication and monitoring of disciplinary cases required for public health and safety in the Commonwealth. ยง 54.1-113 of the Code of Virginia requires that at the end of each biennium, an analysis of revenues and expenditures of each regulatory board shall be performed. It is necessary that each board have sufficient revenue to cover its expenditures. Since the fees from licensees will no longer generate sufficient funds to pay operating expenses for the Board, consideration of a fee increase is essential. In order to have sufficient funding for the operation of the Board by fiscal year 2018, it is necessary to begin the process of promulgating amendments to regulations.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 18 VAC 115-20 Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  18 VAC 115 - 30 Regulations Governing the Certification of Substance Abuse Counselors Amend Existing Regulation
  18 VAC 115 - 40 Regulations Governing the Certification of Rehabilitation Providers Amend Existing Regulation
  18 VAC 115 - 50 Regulations Governing the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy Amend Existing Regulation
  18 VAC 115 - 60 Regulations Governing the Licensure of Substance Abuse Professionals Amend Existing Regulation
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004525]
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7340 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/30/2015.
7455 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/21/2016.
7766 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/8/2017.
 
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.