Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Certification of Substance Abuse Counselors [18 VAC 115 ‑ 30]
Clarification on independent practice
Action 5692 / Stage 9217
Fast-Track Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 2/24/2021  12:17 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 2/17/2021   (modified 3/19/2021)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 2/25/2021    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 3/24/2021    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 8/18/2021    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 12/2/2021   

Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 2/17/2021
Review Completed: 2/25/2021
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 2/25/2021
Review Completed: 4/1/2021
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 11/5/2021
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 12/2/2021
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 12/2/2021
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 1/3/2022    Volume: 38  Issue: 10
Comment Period Ended 2/2/2022
Effective Date 2/17/2022
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 5692:
Clarification on independent practice
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Fast-Track   (9217) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/17/2022.
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