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Regulations Governing the Registration of Qualified Mental Health Professionals [18 VAC 115 ‑ 80]
Initial regulations for registration of Qualified Mental Health Professionals
Action 4891 / Stage 8034
Emergency/NOIRA Stage  
red ball Emergency Text 12/19/2017  8:33 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 8/24/2017    
pdf Attorney General Certification 9/27/2017    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 12/15/2017   
pdf Emergency Extension Request Requested on 4/29/2019   (Approved on 6/04/2019)  

Public Hearing Will be held at the proposed stage
Emergency Authority 2.2-4011
Exempt from APA No, this stage/action is subject to article 2 of the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 8/24/2017
Review Completed: 9/27/2017
Result: Certified
DPB Review Submitted on 9/27/2017
Review Completed: 10/6/2017
DPB's policy memo is "Governor's Confidential Working Papers"
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 11/3/2017
Governor's Review Review Completed: 12/15/2017
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 12/18/2017
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 1/8/2018    Volume: 34  Issue: 10
Comment Period Ended 2/7/2018
Effective Date 12/18/2017
Expiration Date 6/17/2019

The expiration date for this emergency regulation has been extended until 12/17/2019
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this board.

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Action 4891:
Initial regulations for registration of Qualified Mental Health Professionals
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (8034) Stage complete. Emergency regulation was set to expire on 06/17/2019 and was extended until 12/17/2019.
Proposed   (8297) Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/05/2019.
Final   (8650) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/13/2019.
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