Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Petition 370
Petition Information
Petition Title Allow supervision of QMHP-Trainees by QMHPs with 2 or more years of experience
Date Filed 7/1/2022    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Jennifer Faison, Virginia Association of Community Service Boards 
Petitioner's Request

The petitioner requests that the Board of Counseling amend 18VAC115-80-40(C)(1) and 18VAC115-80-50(C)(1) to allow qualified QMHPs to provide supervision of QMHP-Trainees. QMHPs qualified to provide such supervision would have two or more years of experience and be specifically trained for supervision. 

Agency's Plan

The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on August 1, 2022 and on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall. Public comment will open on August 1, 2022 and will close on August 31, 2022. The Board of Counseling will consider the petition and all comments in support or opposition at its meeting currently scheduled for September 16, 2022. The petitioner will be notified of the Board\'s decision after that meeting.

Comment Period Began 8/1/2022    Ended 8/31/2022
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 7/1/2022
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 8/1/2022     Volume: 38  Issue: 25
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 9/17/2022
Decision Publication Date Published on: 10/10/2022     Volume: 39  Issue: 4
Agency Decision Summary

The Board considered the petition at its September 16, 2022 meeting and decided to take no action on the petition. The Board will, in the coming months, convene a regulatory advisory panel to consider the issues raised in the petition and others related to the registration of qualified mental health professionals with the intent of issuing a notice of intended regulatory action for all changes needed.

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