6/26/2022 2:32 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: Erin Barrett


Agency Contact: Jaime Hoyle

Executive Director


Contact Address: Department of Health Professions

9960 Mayland Drive

Suite 300

Henrico, 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 06/26/2022
Petitioner Ethan Kaste
 Petitioner's Request
The petitioner requests that the Board amend 18VAC115-20-52(B)(10) to allow residents in counseling to use the title Licensed Professional Counselor ‐ Resident (LPC-R). 
 Agency Plan
The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on July 18, 2022. The petition will also be published on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at www.townhall.virginia.gov. The Board will receive public comment from July 18, 2022 to August 17, 2022.  The Board will consider the petition at the next scheduled meeting following the close of the comment period. Currently, the Board's next scheduled meeting after the close of the comment period is September 16, 2022. The Board will inform the petitioner of its decision following that meeting.
Publication Date 07/18/2022  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 08/17/2022