3/11/2024 1:10 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 03/11/2024
Petitioner Brandy Rucker
 Petitioner's Request
The petitioner requests that the Board of Counseling amend 18VAC115-20-52 to: Reduce the total required residence hours from 3,400 to 3,000; Reduce residency client contact hours from 2,000 to 1,500; and Change supervision requirements from a minimum of 200 hours to a requirement for weekly supervision with no minimum.
 Agency Plan
The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on March 20, 2024. The petition will also be published on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at www.townhall.virginia.gov to receive public comment, which will open on March 20, 2024 and will close on May 8, 2024. The Board will consider the petition and all comments in support or opposition at the next meeting after the close of public comment, currently scheduled for August 2, 2024. The petitioner will be notified of the Board's decision after that meeting.
Publication Date 04/08/2024  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 05/08/2024