Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Certification of Substance Abuse Counselors [18 VAC 115 ‑ 30]
Review 1344
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 9/22/2014
Notice of Periodic Review
Notice of Periodic Review of Regulations
Request for Comment

Virginia Board of Counseling

The Virginia Board of Counseling is conducting a periodic review of its current regulations governing certified substance abuse counselors and rehabilitation providers and is requesting comment on the following current regulations:

18 VAC 115 30
Regulations Governing the Certification of Substance Abuse Counselors

18 VAC 115 40
Regulations Governing the Certification of Rehabilitation Providers

The Board will consider whether the existing regulations are essential to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public in providing assurance that licensed practitioners are competent to practice. Alternatives to the current regulations or suggestions for clarification of the regulation will also be received and considered.

Comment Begins: October 20, 2014 Comment Ends: November 19, 2014

If any member of the public would like to comment on these regulations, please comment on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at:

Or send comments by the close of the comment period to:

Elaine J. Yeatts
Senior Policy Analyst
Department of Health Professions
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233

Comments may also be e-mailed to: or faxed to: (804) 527-4434

Regulations may be viewed on-line at or copies will be sent upon request.
Publication of Notice in the Register and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 10/20/2014
Comment Period begins on the publication date and ended on 11/19/2014

Comments Received: 0

Review Result
Amend the regulation
TH-07 Periodic Review Report of Findings   (not yet submitted)
Action Implementing the Result
Action ID #4366: Periodic review recommendations
Attorney General Certification
Submitted to OAG: 9/22/2014
Review Completed: 3/25/2022
Result: Certified
pdf Review Memo