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The Board complies with most of the general provisions of Chapter 30 of the W.Va. Code: However, improvement is needed.

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Report Description: 
The objectives of this review was to determine if the Board of Examiners in Counseling complied with the general provisions of Chapter 30, Article 1 of the West Virginia Code, the Board’s enabling statute, other applicable rules and laws, and if the Board’s website is user-friendly and promotes transparency. The Board is financially self-sufficient and complies with most provisions of state regulations. PERD also found that the Board put sensitive materials on an unsecured page of its website. This put the state at risk of liability. When notified of the exposure, the Board did not follow executive branch procedure and report the exposure to the Office of Technology. The Board sends unencrypted emails with the complaint files and passwords to board members and complaint committee members.
Short / Alternative Report Title: 
Counseling, Board of Examiners in  
Agency Reviewed / Investigated: 
Submitting OIG-Specific Report Number: 
PE 21-01-635  
Component, if applicable: 
WV-Professional Licensing Boards
Charleston, WV
United States
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