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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10/9/19  12:41 pm
Commenter: Rebecca Hogg, LPC

In Favor of Billing by Residents

While a resident it can be hard enough to find a job to fulfill the needed hours, the choices often end up being employed below training level, at a low pay rate. It can also be difficult to find a local supervisor who is willing to accept payment on behalf of their resident. Additionally society has moved from making payment for services by using cash/checks to primarily using credit/debit/online payment services. When a resident has to go through one of these and requires the payment go to the supervisor first it becomes a financial tangle that can be difficult to navigate for many. I feel that residents would benefit from being able to bill for their own services as long as all forms, documents, websites, etc clearly display the Resident in Counseling status and contact name/information of the supervisor.

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