I asked my state board of counseling professionals for an advisory ruling. Here is the statute that says I can ask for an advisory ruling from them:
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/5/title5sec9001.html "Upon written request of any interested person, an agency (the board in this case) may make an advisory ruling with respect to the applicability of any statute or rule administered by that agency to him or his property or actual state of facts."
They denied my request for advisory ruling on the basis that "I requested private legal advice. The board does not provide private legal advice."
When is an advisory ruling ever NOT able to be construed as "private legal advice"?