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Petition 402
Petition Information
Petition Title Amendment to requirements for supervisors to include licensed professional counselors
Date Filed 1/13/2024    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Sophia Stephenson 
Petitioner's Request

The petitioner requests that the Board amend 18VAC140-20-50(B) to permit licensed professional counselors to serve as supervisors for supervised post-master's degree clinical experience.

Agency's Plan

The petition for rulemaking will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations on February 12, 2024. The petition will also be published on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at to receive public comment, which will open on February 12, 2024 and will close on March 4, 2024. The Board will consider the petition and all comments in support or opposition at the next meeting after the close of public comment, currently scheduled for March 29, 2024. The petitioner will be notified of the Board’s decision after that meeting. 

Comment Period Began 2/12/2024    Ended 3/4/2024
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 1/13/2024
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 2/12/2024     Volume: 40  Issue: 13
Agency Decision Pending    

Contact Information
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