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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

18VAC115-40-27. Supervisor requirements.

A. A supervisor shall:

1. Be a licensed professional counselor, licensed psychologist, licensed clinical social worker, licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed substance abuse treatment practitioner, licensed physician or licensed registered nurse with a minimum of one year of experience in rehabilitation service provision;

2. Be a rehabilitation provider certified by the board who has national certification in rehabilitation service provision as outlined in subsection C of 18VAC115-40-22; or

3. Have two years experience as a board certified rehabilitation provider.

B. The supervisor shall assume responsibility for the professional activities of the supervisee.

C. At the time of application for certification by examination, the supervisor shall document for the board: (i) credentials to provide supervision in accordance with this section, (ii) the applicant's total hours of supervision, (iii) length of work experience, (iv) competence in rehabilitation service provision, and (v) any needs for additional supervision or training.

D. Supervision by any individual whose relationship to the supervisee compromises the objectivity of the supervisor is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to immediate family members (spouses, parents, siblings, children and in-laws).

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 14, Issue 25, eff. September 30, 1998.

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