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Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Certification of Substance Abuse Counselors [18 VAC 115 ‑ 30]
Updating and clarifying regulations
Action 4691 / Stage 8021
Proposed Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 10/17/2018  11:02 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 8/15/2017   (modified 8/30/2017)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 9/11/2017    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 10/26/2017   (modified 10/27/2017)    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 8/24/2018    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 10/5/2018   

Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 8/15/2017
Review Completed: 9/11/2017
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 9/11/2017
Review Completed: 10/26/2017
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 5/9/2018
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 10/5/2018
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 10/6/2018
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 10/29/2018    Volume: 35  Issue: 5
Public Hearings

11/01/2018 10:05 AM    canceled

11/01/2018 10:05 AM

Comment Period Ended 12/28/2018
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 4691:
Updating and clarifying regulations
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (7732) Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/22/2017.
Proposed   (8021) Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/28/2018.
Final   (8534) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/19/2020.
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