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Regulations for Voluntary Admissions to State Training Centers [12 VAC 35 ‑ 190]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description This regulation details criteria and procedures for voluntarily admitting persons to a state intellectual disability training center.
State Authority 37.2-203 and (37.2-806 B)
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To clearly articulate requirements and actions required to admit a person to a intellectual disability training center.
To clearly define due process protections afforded to persons with intellectual disability who are being admitted to a training center and to their families.
To assure that training center admission procedures are minimally intrusive for individuals and their families and have the minimum possible cost to training centers.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Ruth Anne Walker  / Director of Regulatory Affairs
Address: Jefferson Bldg.
1220 Bank St., 11th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)225-2252    FAX: (804)786-8623    TDD: (804)371-8977
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend Regulations Following Periodic Review Fast-Track Comment period is underway and will end on 12/12/2018.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Revisions to clarify, update and respond to changes in practice Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/19/2009.
Amend the regulations to update current provisions to reflect current practice and promote appropriate admissions to state training centers. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/15/2003.

Past Periodic Reviews
Optional Title Date Filed Status
Voluntary Admission to Training Centers
7/19/2017 Amend
5/29/2006 Amend
7/3/2000 Amend