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Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Art Therapy () [18 VAC 115 ‑ 90]    (Under Development)
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description To establish the qualifications for licensure as an art therapist or art therapy associate, requirements for renewal of licensure, fees charged to applicants and licensees, and the standards of practice for the profession.
State Authority 54.1-2400 , 54.1-3500 , 54.1-3503 , 54.1-3516 , and 54.1-3517
Federal Authority n/a
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To establish criteria for minimal competency and for standards to protect the health and safety of clients receiving art therapy services.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
New chapter for licensure Proposed Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status