Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Petition 286
Petition Information
Petition Title Acceptance of supervised hours in MFT doctoral program toward residency hours
Date Filed 11/9/2018    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Jamie West 
Petitioner's Request

To count up to 600 hours of supervised experience in a COAMFTE or CACREP doctoral program towards hours of residency.

Agency's Plan

In accordance with Virginia law, the petition will be filed with the Register of Regulations and published on December 10, 2018 with comment requested until January 9, 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, scheduled for February 8, 2019, the Board will consider the request to amend regulations and all comment received in support or opposition.  The Board will inform the petitioner of its response and any action it approves.

Comment Period Began 12/10/2018    Ended 1/9/2019
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 11/9/2018
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 12/10/2018     Volume: 35  Issue: 8
Agency Decision Initiate a regulatory change [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 has voted to initiate rulemaking with a fast-track action.  Once the action 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.  The petitioner was advised to follow its progress on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at

Associated regulatory action Acceptance of doctoral hours towards residency
Latest Stage: Fast-Track

Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
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