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Agency
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Board
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services


chapter
Regulations for Children's Residential Facilities [12 VAC 35 ‑ 46]
Guidance Documents   Periodic Reviews
Chapter Information
Description This chapter provides the process and standards for licensing children's residential facilities that provide mental health, mental retardation, substance abuse and brain injury services. The Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services is the licensing authority under these regulations.
State Authority Sections 37.2-408 and 37.2-203 of the Code of Virginia
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 articulate requirements to assure the health, safety, care and treatment for children who receive services from providers of residential mental health, mental retardation, substance abuse and brain injury services.

To provide clear and precise criteria for determining provider accountability and taking actions to enforce compliance.
Meetings

Contact Information
Name / Title: Emily Bowles  / Legal Coordinator, Office of Licensing
Address: DBHDs P.O. Box 1797
1220 Bank Street
Richmond, VA 23218-1797
Email Address: emily.bowles@dbhds.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)225-3281    FAX: (804)692-0066    TDD: (804)371-8977
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Promulgate a new regulation to license children's group homes and residential facilities Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/6/2009.