Counseling Compact; licensure of professional counselors. (SB257)

Introduced By

Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian) with support from co-patron Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Licensure of professional counselors; Counseling Compact. Authorizes Virginia to become a signatory to the Counseling Compact. The Compact permits eligible licensed professional counselors to practice in Compact member states, provided that they are licensed in at least one member state. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2023, and directs the Board of Counseling to adopt emergency regulations to implement the provisions of the bill. The Compact takes effect when it is enacted by a tenth member state. Read the Bill »


01/18/2022: passed committee


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100616D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/18/2022Reported from Privileges and Elections (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB257)

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