Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Petition 254
Petition Information
Petition Title Hours of residency in counseling
Date Filed 3/10/2017    [Transmittal Sheet]
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's 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.


Comment Period Began 4/3/2017    Ended 5/3/2017
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 3/10/2017
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 4/3/2017     Volume: 33  Issue: 16
Agency Decision Initiate a regulatory change [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 6/13/2017
Decision Publication Date Published on: 7/10/2017     Volume: 33  Issue: 23
Agency Decision Summary

At its meeting on May 19, 2017, the Board discussed the request to amend regulations and all comment received.  The Board has voted to submit a Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA) to initiate rulemaking and receive further information and comment.  Once the NOIRA is approved by the Governor, it will be published and a 30-day comment period will be opened. The regulatory process typically takes 18 months to complete.

Associated regulatory action Acceptance of doctoral practicum/internship hours towards residency requirements
Latest Stage: Final

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
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