Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Petition 48
Petition Information
Petition Title Residents to bill for services
Date Filed 5/11/2007   
Petitioner Tracy Bushkoff for the Northern Virginia Licensed Professional Counselors 
Petitioner's Request

To allow residents to bill for professional services

Agency's Plan

The Board will receive comment and consider an change to regulations at the Regulatory Committee on August 9, 2007 and the full board meeting on August 10, 2007.

Comment Period Began 6/11/2007    Ended 7/11/2007
Agency Decision Take no action    
Response Date 8/10/2007
Agency Decision Summary

The Board of Counseling met on August 10, 2007 and voted to accept the Regulatory Committee’s recommendation to deny the petition because the Board believes: 1) that allowing residents to bill directly would be confusing to clients; and 2) that it is not in the best interest of public protection to allow individuals who are not licensed to bill for therapy services.