Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Petition 369
Petition Information
Petition Title Petition to allow residents in counseling to use the title Licensed Professional Counselor - Resident
Date Filed 6/26/2022    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Ethan Kaste 
Petitioner's Request

The petitioner requests that the Board amend 18VAC115-20-52(B)(10) to allow residents in counseling to use the title Licensed Professional Counselor – Resident (LPC-R). 

Agency's Plan

The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on July 18, 2022. The petition will also be published on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at The Board will receive public comment from July 18, 2022 to August 17, 2022. 

The Board will consider the petition at the next scheduled meeting following the close of the comment period. Currently, the Board\'s next scheduled meeting after the close of the comment period is September 16, 2022. The Board will inform the petitioner of its decision following that meeting.

Comment Period Began 7/18/2022    Ended 8/17/2022
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 6/26/2022
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 7/18/2022     Volume: 38  Issue: 24
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 believes the current regulatory requirements for resident identification provide necessary clarification for the public.

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