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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

18VAC115-40-50. Grounds for revocation, suspension, probation, reprimand, censure, denial of renewal of certificate; petition for rehearing.

Action by the board to revoke, suspend, decline to issue or renew a certificate, to place such a certificate holder on probation or to censure, reprimand or fine a certified rehabilitation provider may be taken in accord with the following:

1. Procuring, attempting to procure, or maintaining a license, certificate, or registration by fraud or misrepresentation.

2. Violation of, or aid to another in violating, any regulation or statute applicable to the provision of rehabilitation services.

3. The denial, revocation, suspension or restriction of a registration, license, or certificate to practice in another state, or a United States possession or territory or the surrender of any such registration, license, or certificate while an active administrative investigation is pending.

4. Conviction of any felony, or of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.

5. Providing rehabilitation services without reasonable skill and safety to clients by virtue of physical, mental, or emotional illness or substance misuse;

6. Conducting one's practice in such a manner as to be a danger to the health and welfare of one's clients or to the public;

7. Performance of functions outside of one's board-certified area of competency;

8. Intentional or negligent conduct that causes or is likely to cause injury to a client;

9. Performance of an act likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public;

10. Failure to cooperate with an employee of the Department of Health Professions in the conduct of an investigation;

11. Failure to report evidence of child abuse or neglect as required by § 63.2-1509 of the Code of Virginia or elder abuse or neglect as required by § 63.2-1606 of the Code of Virginia;

12. Knowingly allowing persons under supervision to jeopardize client safety or provide care to clients outside of such person's scope of practice or area of responsibility; or

13. Violating any provisions of this chapter, including practice standards set forth in 18VAC115-40-40.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR560-01-04 § 3.2, eff. November 1, 1995; amended, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 13, eff. April 16, 1997; Volume 14, Issue 25, eff. September 30, 1998; Volume 38, Issue 1, eff. September 29, 2021.

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