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Department of Health Professions
Board
Board of Counseling


chapter
Regulations Governing the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy [18 VAC 115 ‑ 50]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Establishes the qualifications for licensure, requirements for renewal, and standards of practice for licensed marriage and family therapists.
State Authority Chapter 35 of Title 54.1
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation 1) Complete study of need for training for supervisors.

2) Provide greater consistency among rules that are common to all professions regulated by the board.
Meetings See all meetings (10) 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
Credential review for foreign graduates Final DPB review in progress.
Unprofessional conduct - conversion therapy Proposed Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
Resident license Emergency/NOIRA Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (12/23/2019).
Periodic review NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/18/2019.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Acceptance of doctoral hours towards residency Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/06/2019.
Exemption from CE requirement for new licensees Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/28/2017.
Fee increase Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/08/2017.
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.
Addition of AAPC to list of approved providers of CE and supervisor training Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/12/2009.
Change of address
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/05/2009.
Response to petition for rule-making Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/02/2009.
Clarification of endorsement and reporting requirements Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/23/2009.
Requirements for residency; endorsement portability Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/03/2008.
Amendment to standard of conduct
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/25/2007.
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.
Name change of credentialing organization
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/22/2006.
Consistency in standards of practice Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/11/2006.
Continuing competency Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/08/2004.
Amendments to the education requirements for licensure. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/19/2000.
Handling fee - returned check

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Increase in fees Proposed Stage withdrawn on 08/01/2007 after the comment period had ended.
Periodic Review pursuant to Executive Order 25 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 06/19/2003 before the Governor's office completed its review.

Past Periodic Reviews
Date Filed Status
7/5/2018 Amend
10/16/2012 Amend
4/19/2011 Retain As Is
1/1/2001 Amend