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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Certification of Substance Abuse Counselors [18 VAC 115 ‑ 30]
Periodic review recommendations
General Information
Action Summary The proposed fast-track action will delete obsolete provisions, clarify regulations, and specify submission of a national practitioner databank report for applicants for certification. There are no substantive changes.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 18 VAC 115-30 Regulations Governing the Certification of Substance Abuse Counselors Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  18 VAC 115 - 40 Regulations Governing the Certification of Rehabilitation Providers Amend Existing Regulation
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [004394]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Dated 9/22/2014 9/22/2014
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7231 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/15/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.