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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Special Called Meeting to Initiate Final Stage for Permanent Adoption,12VAC35-250 Peer Recovery Specialists

Meeting Details
Date / Time 10/15/2018  2:00 pm
Location DBHDS, Central Office, 1220 Bank Street, Richmond, VA 23218 
Board Website 
Agenda document pdf Meeting Agenda 10/10/2018   (269k)
Minutes document pdf Meeting minutes 12/14/2018   (156k)       FINAL
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
To approve the regulation for initiation of the final stage of the standard process for permanent adoption. The emergency extension request was granted by the Governor on September 24, 2018, to extend the emergency regulation currently in effect until May 12, 2019 (or until the permanent regulation becomes effective). However, there is a requirement that the final regulation be filed no sooner than 15 days after the close of the proposed stage public comment period (see the last box under Stage 2 of this flowchart). The October 3rd State Board meeting missed that timeframe by three days. When the final stage is filed, there must be another 30-day public comment period. In order to be adopted before the emergency expires and because of the Register’s publication schedule (a two-week delay), the absolute latest date the final peer regulation must be approved through the Executive Branch review in time to file with the Registrar is by noon on March 13, 2019. It would then publish on April 1, 2019, with an announcement of the public comment period, for an expected final effective date on May 1, 2019. This timeframe warrants a special called meeting of the Board to allow as much time as possible for the final Executive Branch review, particularly given the holidays and the General Assembly session in the midst of the review period.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to discuss a proposed change
Discuss particular regulations / chapters
General business
This meeting will involve discussion of the following chapters
12 VAC 35-250 Peer Recovery Specialists [under development]

Contact Information
Name / Title: Ruth Anne Walker  / Director of Regulatory Affairs
Address: Jefferson Bldg.
1220 Bank St., 11th Floor
Richmond, 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)225-2252    FAX: (804)786-8623    TDD: (804)371-8977