Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
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10/8/19  8:51 am
Commenter: Megan MacCutcheon, LPC

In favor of removing restriction on residents directly accepting payment

I am in favor of removing the restriction regarding residents directly accepting payment from clients per all of the reasoning Sharon Watson provided in her comments. This restriction creates an unnecessary burden on residents and supervisors. It leads to discrepancies in how residents are handling billing, which creates inconsistencies and confusion in the field. As long as residents are following the regulations that state they must not represent themselves as sole practitioners and must inform clients of their status as a resident/use the title "Resident in Counseling," billing methods should not be regulated.

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