Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Petition 391
Petition Information
Petition Title Automatically approve continuing education providers for QMHPs if proof provided that continuing education provider is qualified to provide continuing education
Date Filed 7/3/2023    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Alesha R. Perkins 
Petitioner's Request

The petitioner requests that the Board of Counseling amend 18VAC115-80-80(C) to automatically approve an individual or business as a continuing education provider for QMHPs if the individual or business can provide proof that they are qualified to provide continuing education to QMHPs. 

Agency's Plan

The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on July 31, 2023. The petition will also be published on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at to receive public comment, which will open on July 31, 2023 and close on August 30, 2023. The Board will consider the petition at its next meeting after the close of public comment, currently scheduled for October 27, 2023. The petitioner will be notified of the Board's decision after that meeting. 

Comment Period Began 7/31/2023    Ended 8/30/2023
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 7/3/2023
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 7/31/2023     Volume: 39  Issue: 25
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 10/30/2023
Decision Publication Date Published on: 11/20/2023     Volume: 40  Issue: 7
Agency Decision Summary

At its meeting on October 27, 2023, the Board voted to take no action on the petition as the Board believed that the current process for evaluating and approving continuing education providers are sufficient and the Board is unwilling to change them at this time. The Board invites the petitioner to seek approval to provide continuing education through the processes listed in the regulations and available on the Board website.

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