Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Petition 383
Petition Information
Petition Title QMHP Supervisor Qualifications and Independent Practice
Date Filed 4/5/2023    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Kathy Johnson 
Petitioner's Request

The petitioner requests that Qualified Mental Health Professionals (QMHPs) who are dually registered, Child and Adult, who were grandfathered in, who hold a Master's or higher in Social Work, Human Services or Psychology and more than 10 years professional work experience in mental/behavioral health should be considered qualified supervisors for QMHP-T's.


The petitioner also requests that those who meet the above requirements should be able to practice independently. 

Agency's Plan

The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on May 8, 2023. The petition will also be published on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at to receive public comment, which will open on May 8, 2023 and will close on June 7, 2023. The Board will consider the petition and all comments in support or opposition at the next meeting after the close of public comment, currently scheduled for July 21, 2023. The petitioner will be notified of the Board’s decision after that meeting.

Comment Period Began 5/8/2023    Ended 6/7/2023
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 4/5/2023
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 5/8/2023     Volume: 39  Issue: 19
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 7/21/2023
Decision Publication Date Published on: 8/14/2023     Volume: 39  Issue: 26
Agency Decision Summary

The Board considered this petition at its July 21st meeting. The Board decided to take no action on this petition as the Board is currently in the process of reviewing the role and requirements of QMPHs, including the holding of a RAP in March. The Board wishes to take action all at once on revisions of the QMPH regulations as opposed to addressing individual requirements separately. The Board will consider the petitioner's requests as it continues the process of identifying all necessary changes for the practice group.

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