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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Action Requirement for CACREP accreditation for educational programs
Comment Period Ends 7/1/2015
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6/8/15  10:20 am
Commenter: Jessica A. Hurst, LCPC

Disagree with CACREP only

While I understand the desire for standards, forcing LCPCs designation to be CACREP only education approved for treating patients, will GREATLY reduce the access to healthcare professionals, who may not have attended a CACREP approved university program. This is not only a problem for clients, but it is also VERY restrictive to dedicated, experienced LCPCs who have been treating clients for years. This sets a precedent for more "hoops and fire rings" to be jumped by both client and practitioner, and will limited access to MH healthcare. There is a trend for many practitioners to accept only fee-for-service clients ONLY, this will only increase the issues experienced by those of us who accept insurance.

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