Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Petition 382
Petition Information
Petition Title License QMHPs
Date Filed 3/22/2023    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Kathy Johnson 
Petitioner's Request

The petitioner requests that the Board license qualified mental health professionals as licensed mental health professionals. The petitioner states that QMHPs are highly trained in the behavioral aspect of mental health and many hold masters degrees or higher.

Agency's Plan

The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on April 24, 2023. The petition will also be published on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at to receive public comment, which will open on April 24, 2023 and close on May 24, 2023. The Board will consider the petition at its next meeting after the close of public comment, currently scheduled for July 21, 2023. The petitioner will be notified of the Board's decision after that meeting.

Comment Period Began 4/24/2023    Ended 5/24/2023
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 3/22/2023
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 4/24/2023     Volume: 39  Issue: 18
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 7/21/2023
Decision Publication Date Published on: 8/14/2023     Volume: 39  Issue: 26
Agency Decision Summary

The Board considered this petition at its July 21st, 2023 meeting. The Board decided to take no action on the petition as the requested action is outside of the Board's jurisdiction. The General Assembly determines whether a practice group is licensed, certified, or registered.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, 23233
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