Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling
[18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 10/16/2012
Pursuant to Executive Order 14 (2010) and §§ 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, the Board of Counseling is conducting a periodic review of:
18VAC115-15 Regulations Governing Delegation to an Agency Subordinate
18VAC115-20 Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling
18VAC115-30 Regulations Governing the Certification of Substance Abuse Counselors
18VAC115-40 Regulations Governing the Certification of Rehabilitation Providers
18VAC115-50 Regulations Governing the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy
18VAC115-60 Regulations Governing the Licensure of Substance Abuse Professionals
The review is part of the Governor’s Regulatory Reform Project with the goal of:
a. Repealing regulations that are unnecessary or no longer in use;
b. Reducing unnecessary regulatory burdens on individuals, businesses, and other regulated groups; and
c. Identifying statutes that require unnecessary or overly burdensome regulations.
Further, the Board is seeking comment on whether this regulation should be terminated, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.
The comment period begins November 5, 2012 and ends on December 5, 2012.
Comments may be submitted online to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at: http://www.townhall.virginia.gov/L/Forums.cfm.
Comments may also be sent to Elaine J. Yeatts, Agency Regulatory Coordinator, Department of Health Professions, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, VA 23233 or faxed to (804) 527-4434 or emailed to email@example.com.
Following the close of the public comment period, a report of the periodic review will be posted on the Town Hall and published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.
Publication Information and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 11/5/2012
begins on the publication date and ends on 12/5/2012
Comments Received: 0
Amend the regulation
Action Implementing the Result
Attorney General Certification
Prior to early 2014, AG periodic review certifications were done off-line