The Board voted to revise the Rules and Regulations and submitted the proposed changes according to the Mississippi Administrative Procedures Act on March 25, 2022. The proposed changes were available for public comment until April 19, 2022.  After the public comment time, the Board reviewed the comments and made any necessary edits to the proposed changes before submitting the revised Rules and Regulations for review by the Occupational Licensing Review Commission (OLRC), made up of the Governor, the Secretary of State, and the Attorney General.

The Board met with the OLRC on August 17, 2022, to review and discuss the revisions. A resolution regarding the Commission’s recommended edits and approval of the Board’s rules was released on September 15, 2022.  The Board has filed the Rules and Regulations as final with the Secretary of State’s Office for inclusion in the Mississippi Administrative Code with effective date of January 1, 2023 (01/01/2023)

Parts 2201 Rules 1 – 9

Rule 2.2.D. Periodically, this document, the Rules, Regulations and Application Guidelines for Mississippi State Board of Examiners for Licensed Professional Counselors, is updated and/or revised. The Applicant/ Licensee must comply with the most current version of this document, and it is the Applicant’s responsibility to ensure that he/she hast he most current

version of application documents accepted by the Board. Additionally, the Applicant/Licensee is responsible for all provisions listed in the most current Rules, Regulations, and Applications Guidelines.

The Board is diligently working to update policies and procedures for a smooth transition and implementation of these new Rules and Regulations. The website will be updated as that information becomes available. Email notifications will also be distributed to all Mississippi licensees.