5/23/2019 8:34 am
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 05/23/2019
Petitioner Aimee Brickner
 Petitioner's Request
Amend the qualifications for supervision to allow a licensed counselor to supervisor residents without the two-year post-licensure clinical experience requirement, if the licensee has completed a doctoral level supervision course or doctoral level supervision internship as a part of the completion of a doctoral degree .
 Agency Plan
In accordance with Virginia law, the petition will be filed with the Register of Regulations and published on June 24, 2019 with comment requested until July 23, 2019.  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, which is scheduled for August 16, 2019, the Board will consider the request to amend regulations and all comment received in support or opposition.  The petitioner will be informed of the board's response and any action it approves.
Publication Date 06/24/2019  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 07/23/2019