9/16/2019 12:24 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 - 50: Regulations Governing the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy
Statutory Authority: State: Chapter 35 of Title 54.1

Date Petition Received 09/16/2019
Petitioner David and Suzanne Mikkelson
 Petitioner's Request
To amendment section 18VAC115-50-55 to reduce the required internship number of hours of experience with couples and families from 200 of the 240 to 120 of the required 240 hours.
 Agency Plan
In accordance with Virginia law, the petition will be filed with the Register of Regulations and published on October 14, 2019 with comment requested until November 13, 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 February 7, 2010, 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 10/14/2019  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 11/13/2019