Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Rules and Regulations For Licensing Providers by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services [12 VAC 35 ‑ 105]
Action Add Licensed Behavior Analysts to the Definition of Licensed Mental Health Professional
Stage Fast-Track
Comment Period Ended on 11/14/2018
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10/26/18  11:23 am
Commenter: Dakota Taylor

Licensed Behavior Analyst

I agree that licensed behavior analyst should be added to the list of licensed mental health professionals. With the seemingly large push toward mental health awareness in recent years, it can be expected that the mental health field is expanding as well. Adding this position to the role of licensed mental health professionals will increase employment opportunities in the Commonwealth, producing economic benefits.  Adding this title to a licensed profession seems like it will also allow these individuals to act more efficiently and effectively in providing services to those in need. There does not appear to be any negative impacts that could result from this regulatory change.

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