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Code of Virginia
Title 54.1. Professions and Occupations
Chapter 35. Professional Counseling

§ 54.1-3503. Board of Counseling.

The Board of Counseling shall regulate the practice of counseling, substance abuse treatment, art therapy, and marriage and family therapy.

The Board shall consist of 12 members to be appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the General Assembly. Ten members shall be professionals licensed in the Commonwealth, who shall represent the various specialties recognized in the profession, and two shall be nonlegislative citizen members. Of the 10 professional members, six shall be professional counselors, three shall be licensed marriage and family therapists who have passed the examination for licensure as a marriage and family therapist, and one shall be a licensed substance abuse treatment practitioner.

The terms of the members of the Board shall be four years.

1976, c. 608; § 54-933; 1981, c. 447; 1983, c. 150; 1986, cc. 185, 464; 1988, c. 765; 1995, c. 820; 1997, c. 901; 2000, c. 473; 2013, cc. 201, 590; 2016, c. 105; 2020, c. 301.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.