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Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Registration of Peer Recovery Specialists [18 VAC 115 ‑ 70]
Initial regulations for registration
Action 4890 / Stage 8033
Emergency/NOIRA Stage  
red ball Emergency Text 9/25/2017  8:07 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 8/24/2017    
pdf Attorney General Certification 9/27/2017    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 12/15/2017   
pdf Emergency Extension Request Requested on 4/29/2019   (Approved on 6/04/2019)  

Public Hearing Will be held at the proposed stage
Emergency Authority 2.2-4001
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 8/24/2017
Review Completed: 9/27/2017
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 9/27/2017
Review Completed: 10/6/2017
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 11/3/2017
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 12/15/2017
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 12/18/2017
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 1/8/2018    Volume: 34  Issue: 10
Comment Period Ended 2/7/2018
Effective Date 12/18/2017
Expiration Date 6/17/2019

The expiration date for this emergency regulation has been extended until 12/17/2019

Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
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 4890:
Initial regulations for registration
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (8033) Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
Proposed   (8296) Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/05/2019.
Final   (8649) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/13/2019.
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