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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 115. Board of Counseling
Chapter 40. Regulations Governing the Certification of Rehabilitation Providers

18VAC115-40-10. Definitions.

A. The terms "board," "certified rehabilitation provider," and " professional judgment," when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in §§ 54.1-3500 and 54.1-3510 of the Code of Virginia.

B. The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meanings unless the context indicates otherwise:

"Competency area" means an area in which a person possesses knowledge and skills and the ability to apply them in the rehabilitation setting.

"Experience" means on-the-job experience under appropriate supervision as set forth in this chapter.

"Internship" means a supervised field experience as part of a degree requirement obtained from a regionally accredited university as set forth in 18VAC115-40-22.

"Regionally accredited" means an institution accredited by one of the regional accreditation agencies recognized by the United States Secretary of Education as responsible for accrediting senior post-secondary institutions and training programs.

"Rehabilitation client" means an individual receiving rehabilitation services whose benefits are regulated by the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission.

"Supervisee" means any individual who has met the education requirements and is under appropriate supervision and working towards certification according to the requirements of this chapter. Services provided by the supervisee shall not involve the exercise of professional judgment as defined in § 54.1-3510 of the Code of Virginia.

"Supervision" means the ongoing process performed by a supervisor who monitors the performance of the person supervised and provides regular, documented, personal instruction, guidance, and education with respect to the skills and competencies of the person supervised.

"Supervisor" means one who provides case-related supervision, consultation, education, and guidance for the applicant. The supervisor must be credentialed as defined in 18VAC115-40-27.

"Training" means the educational component of on-the-job experience.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-3515 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR560-01-04 § 1.1, eff. November 1, 1995; amended, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 13, eff. April 16, 1997; Volume 14, Issue 25, eff. September 30, 1998.

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