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

Article 2. Rehabilitation Providers.

§ 54.1-3510. Definitions.

As used in this article, unless the context requires a different meaning:

"Certified rehabilitation provider" means a person who is certified by the Board as possessing the training, the skills and the experience as a rehabilitation provider to form an opinion by discerning and evaluating, thereby allowing for a sound and reasonable determination or recommendation as to the appropriate employment for a rehabilitation client and who may provide vocational rehabilitation services under subdivision A 3 of § 65.2-603 that involve the exercise of professional judgment.

"Professional judgment" includes consideration of the client's level of disability, functional limitations and capabilities; consideration of client aptitudes, career and technical skills and abilities; education and pre-injury employment; and identification of return-to-work options and service needs which culminate in the determination or recommendation of appropriate employment for the rehabilitation client.

1994, c. 558; 1995, c. 343; 1997, c. 839; 2001, c. 483; 2004, c. 10.

§ 54.1-3511. Repealed.

Repealed by Acts 2004, c. 10.

§ 54.1-3513. Restriction of practice; use of titles.

A. No person, other than a person licensed by the Boards of Counseling; Medicine; Nursing; Optometry; Psychology; or Social Work, shall hold himself out as a provider of rehabilitation services or use the title "rehabilitation provider" or a similar title or any abbreviation thereof unless he holds a valid certificate under this article.

B. Subsection A shall not apply to employees or independent contractors of the Commonwealth's agencies and sheltered workshops providing vocational rehabilitation services, under the following circumstances: (i) such employees or independent contractors are not providing vocational rehabilitation services under § 65.2-603 or (ii) such employees are providing vocational rehabilitation services under § 65.2-603 as well as other programs and are certified by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) as certified rehabilitation counselors (CRC) or by the Commission on Certification of Work Adjustment and Vocational Evaluation Specialists (CCWAVES) as Certified Vocational Evaluation Specialists (CVE).

1994, c. 558; 2000, c. 473; 2004, c. 271.

§ 54.1-3514. Certification of existing providers.

The Board of Counseling upon receipt of a completed application and payment of the prescribed fee on or before June 30, 1995, shall issue a certificate to any person who was actively engaged in providing rehabilitation services on January 1, 1994.

1994, c. 558; 2000, c. 473.

§ 54.1-3515. Certification renewal of individuals who became certified under the provisions of § 54.1-3514.

After July 1, 2001, the Board of Counseling shall not renew a certificate to any person who became certified under the provisions of § 54.1-3514 without documentation that such person meets the current requirements for certification established by the Board, unless such person provided rehabilitation services for at least two years immediately preceding July 1, 1997, and has done so continuously since that date without interruption and received a passing score on a Board approved examination. The Board of Counseling, pursuant to its authority in this section and in § 54.1-3505, shall adopt regulations to implement the 1997 revisions of the law relating to certified rehabilitation providers in 280 days or less of the date of the enactment of such revisions.

1997, c. 839; 1999, c. 609; 2000, c. 473.