Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Petition 297
Petition Information
Petition Title Qualifications for supervisors of residents
Date Filed 5/10/2019    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Joyce Samples 
Petitioner's Request

Requesting that the Board review to amend the requirements to be a supervisor. Currently the requirements are 2 yrs post licensure work and either graduate class or 20 hour supervision training. I am requesting the Board amend the criteria from either 2 years to 5 years post licensure experience OR have the individual document experience in all clinical areas. For example, working 2 yrs post licensure in administration should not be allowed to qualify since no clinical work has been performed.

Agency's Plan

In accordance with Virginia law, the petition will be filed with the Register of Regulations and published on June 10, 2019 with comment requested until July 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, which is scheduled for August 16, 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 6/10/2019    Ended 7/9/2019
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 5/10/2019
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 6/10/2019     Volume: 35  Issue: 21
Agency Decision Take no action    
Response Date Petition result not yet submitted for Publication.      
Agency Decision Summary

At its meeting today, the Board discussed the request to amend regulations and voted not to initiate rulemaking at this time. The Board concurred with the concept that the qualifications for a supervisor should be examined to ensure a quality clinical experience for residents and for protection of the public. However, the Board was concerned that requiring additional years of clinical experience or other qualifications would result in reducing the supply of supervisors and restricting the number of residents pursuing licensure. To address all these concerns, the Board will be looking at requirements in other states and at the opportunities for credentialing supervisors.

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