Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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
General Information
Action Summary Regulations for registration of qualified mental health professionals are being promulgated pursuant to a mandate of Chapters 418 and 426 of the 2017 Acts of the Assembly.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005242]
Associated Mandates Registration of peer recovery specialists and qualified mental health professionals
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8034 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
8297 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/05/2019.
8650 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/13/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.