Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Certification of Rehabilitation Providers [18 VAC 115 ‑ 40]
Periodic review
Action 5305
General Information
Action Summary The intent of the amendments resulting from the periodic review is to update regulations, clarify language, and achieve some consistency among standards of practice and renewal requirements for certified and registered professions. The Board will consider whether the addition of some hours of continuing education are necessary to ensure continued competency and will also add grounds for disciplinary actions that are found in all other chapters but are missing in Chapter 40.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [006208]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 7/11/2018
New Periodic Review This action will be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8654 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/11/2019.
8908 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/13/2020.
9215 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/29/2021.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this board.