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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Registration of Qualified Mental Health Professionals [under development] [18 VAC 115 ‑ 80]
Action Initial regulations for registration of Qualified Mental Health Professionals
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ends 4/5/2019
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3/4/19  4:43 pm
Commenter: Bob Horne, Norfolk CSB

LMHP Supervision Requirement

The requirement that an LMHP-Type provider must supervise a QMHP-E's experience towards becoming either a QMHP-A or QMHP-C will be detrimental to the public behavioral healthcare system.  There is currently a shortage of licensed mental health professionals in Virginia's public behavioral healthcare system.  Continuing this requirement is excessive.