3/10/2017 2:00 pm
Date / Time filed with the Register of Regulations
VA.R. Document Number: R____-______
Virginia Register Publication Information

Transmittal Sheet: Response to Petition for Rulemaking
Initial Agency Notice
Agency Decision
Promulgating Board: Board of Counseling
Regulatory Coordinator: Elaine J. Yeatts


Agency Contact: Jaime Hoyle

Executive Director


Contact Address: Department of Health Professions

9960 Mayland Drive

Suite 300

Richmond, VA 23233
Chapter Affected:
18 vac 115 - 20: Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling
Statutory Authority: State: Chapter 35 of Title 54.1

Date Petition Received 03/10/2017
Petitioner Dominique Adkins
 Petitioner's Request
To accept supervised hours of a practicum and internship in a CACREP accredited doctoral program towards the required hours for a residency in counseling.
 Agency Plan
In accordance with Virginia law, the petition will be filed with the Register of Regulations and published on April 3, 2017with comment requested until May 3, 2017.  It will also be placed on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall and available for comments to be posted electronically.  At its first meeting following the close of comment, scheduled for May 19, 2017, the Board will consider the request to amend regulations and all comment received in support or opposition.  The requester will be informed of the board's response and any action it approves.  
Publication Date 04/03/2017  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 05/03/2017