|Petition Title||Clarity on independent practice by certified substance abuse counselors|
|Date Filed||7/9/2020 [Transmittal Sheet]|
To amend regulations to specify that CSACs cannot engage in independent or autonomous practice regardless of supervision and that such practice may be grounds for disciplinary action.
In accordance with Virginia law, the petition will be filed with the Register of Regulations and published on August 3, 2020 with comment requested until September 2, 2020. 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 November 6, 2020, 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||Ended 9/2/2020 17 comments|
|Agency Decision||Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]|
|Agency Decision Summary||
The Board decided not to initiate rulemaking but did refer the issue of practice by certified substance abuse counselors to the Regulation Committee for development of guidance to clarify the law and regulation.
|Name / Title:||Jaime Hoyle / Executive Director|
9960 Mayland Drive
|Telephone:||(804)367-4406 FAX: (804)527-4435 TDD: ()-|