Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Petition 285
Petition Information
Petition Title Restriction on advertising by residents in counseling
Date Filed 10/26/2018    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Willard Vaughn 
Petitioner's Request

To amend regulations for residents in counseling to prohibit promoting or advertising their services independently to solicit business from the public.

Agency's Plan

In accordance with Virginia law, the petition will be filed with the Register of Regulations and published on November 26, 2018 with comment requested until December 21, 2018.  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 February 9, 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.

Comment Period Began 11/26/2018    Ended 12/21/2018
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 10/26/2018
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 11/26/2018     Volume: 35  Issue: 7
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 2/12/2019
Decision Publication Date Published on: 3/4/2019     Volume: 35  Issue: 14
Agency Decision Summary

At its meeting on February 8, 2019, the Board discussed the request to amend regulations and all comment received.  The Board concurred with many of the comment in opposition and has voted not to initiate rulemaking at this time. A letter was sent to the petitioner to inform him of the board's decision.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, 23233
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