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Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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 8650
Final Stage  
red ball Final Text 9/27/2019  9:30 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 6/6/2019   (modified 9/24/2019)    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 9/18/2019   

Changes to Text Changes have been made to the text since the proposed stage was last published in the Register.
Exempt from APA No, this stage/action is subject to article 2 of the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
DPB Review Submitted on 6/6/2019
Review Completed: 6/27/2019
DPB's policy memo is "Governor's Confidential Working Papers"
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 8/12/2019
Governor's Review Review Completed: 9/18/2019
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 9/18/2019
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 10/14/2019    Volume: 36  Issue: 4
Comment Period Ended 11/13/2019
Effective Date 11/13/2019
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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