Virginia Board of Counseling
The Code of Virginia requires annual publication of lists of guidance documents from state agencies. A guidance document is defined as "...any document developed by a state agency or staff that provides information or guidance of general applicability to the staff or public to interpret or implement statutes or the agency's rules or regulations..." Agencies are required to maintain a complete, current list of all guidance documents and make the full text of such documents available to the public.
Copies of the following documents may be viewed during regular work days from 8:15 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the offices of the Department of Health Professions, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico Virginia 23233-1463 . Copies may also be downloaded by clicking on the links below or from the Regulatory Townhall at www.townhall.virginia.gov or requested by email at email@example.com. Questions regarding implementation of these documents or requests for copies may be directed to Jaime Hoyle, Executive Director of the board at the address above or by telephone at (804) 367-4610. Copies are free of charge.
115-1.2: Bylaws, revised January 27, 2017
115-1.5: Sanctioning Reference Points, revised January 2016 (pdf)
115-2.1: 1987. Resolution that hypnosis is an appropriate counseling tool, an opinion that the term “psychotherapy” can be used by licensed professional counselors, and guidance in the use of educational credentials and unlicensed counselors.