Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling
[18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 4/19/2011
The Virginia Board of Counseling is conducting a periodic review of its current regulations governing licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists and licensed substance abuse professionals and is requesting comment on the current regulations.
The Board will consider whether the existing regulations are essential to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public in providing assurance that licensed practitioners are competent to practice. Alternatives to the current regulations or suggestions for clarification of the regulation will also be received and considered.
Public Comment Period
Retain the regulation with no changes
Attorney General Certification
Prior to early 2014, AG periodic review certifications were done off-line