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Department of Health Professions
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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
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
Periodic Review Note completed review eff 2/19/20
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
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 See all meetings (13) relating to this chapter.

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
Clarification on independent practice Fast-Track Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Unprofessional conduct - conversion therapy Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/18/2021.
Handling fee - returned check Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/15/2020.
Updating and clarifying regulations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/19/2020.
Fee increase Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/08/2017.
Periodic review recommendations Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/15/2016.
Fee reduction
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/14/2010.
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 08/05/2009.
Periodic review recommendations Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/15/2009.
Conforming regulations to Code sections
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/16/2008.
Fee reduction
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/18/2007.
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 04/19/2006.
Fee reduction
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/21/2006.
Certification requirements for counselors and assistants Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/18/2003.
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 04/12/2000.
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 01/19/2000.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend regulations to include requirements for licensure of substance abuse treatment practitioners NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 01/01/1900 before the comment period ended.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
9/22/2014 Completed Amend
9/22/2014 Completed Amend
10/16/2012 Completed Amend
5/3/2013 Completed Retain As Is
5/3/2013 Completed Retain As Is
7/7/2008 Completed Retain As Is