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Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Changes resulting from periodic review
Action 5230 / Stage 8544
Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA)  
red ball Preliminary Draft Text 7/15/2019  10:49 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 2/28/2019    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 7/25/2019   

DPB Review
Submitted on 2/28/2019
Review Completed: 3/14/2019
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 6/3/2019
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 7/25/2019
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 7/25/2019
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 8/19/2019    Volume: 35  Issue: 26
Comment Period Ended 9/18/2019
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this board.


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Action 5230:
Changes resulting from periodic review
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (8544) Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/18/2019.
Proposed   (8872) Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/01/2022.
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