Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Health Professions
Board
Board of Counseling
chapter
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Action:
Requirements for residency; endorsement portability
 
General Information
Action Summary The Board intends to amend existing regulation regarding supervision and residency specifications for the purpose of updating these requirements to meet the intended objectives of the Board, which are to address what constitutes an approved supervisor, remove contradictory language regarding face-to-face supervision, and require registration of supervisors regardless of the exemption/non-exempt setting. The Board also intends to amend existing regulation regarding prerequisites for licensure by endorsement to clarify existing requirements. Regulations must be consistent and fair in requirement and usage regardless of whether an applicant is applying for licensure through examination or endorsement.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 18 VAC 115-20 Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  18 VAC 115 - 50 Regulations Governing the Practice of Marriage and Family Therapy
  18 VAC 115 - 60 Regulations Governing the Licensure of Substance Abuse Practitioners
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [000609]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
3690 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 8/23/2006.
4019 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 8/10/2007.
4421 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/3/2008.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: jaime.hoyle@dhp.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.