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General Notice
Public Notice: DRAFT Residential Treatment Services, Psychiatric Services, and CMHRS Provider Manuals for Stakeholder Input
Date Posted: 9/7/2017
Expiration Date: 12/7/2017
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
30 Day Comment Forum closed. Began on 9/7/2017 and ended 10/7/2017

The draft Residential Treatment Services,Community Mental Health Rehabilitation Services (CMHRS), and Psychiatric Services provider manuals are posted on the DMAS website for public comment through October 7, 2017.  Please see the overview and chart below for more details.

Overview of Changes: The changes in the Residential Treatment Services manual include adding language to the "Therapeutic Passes" section in Chapter IV, and also clarifies policy for seclusion and restraint to align with regulatory requirements. The changes in the Psychiatric Services and CMHRS manuals include the removal of the residential and group home coverage and refers to the new Residential Treatment Services manual for policy on residential and therapeutic group home services.

Please click here to view the draft manuals.

Manual Name

Chapter/Appendix

Residential Treatment Services

Chapter IV

CMHRS

Chapter II

CMHRS

Chapter IV

CMHRS

Chapter VI

CMHRS

Appendix C

Psychiatric Services

Chapter II

Psychiatric Services

Chapter IV

Psychiatric Services

Appendix C

The finalized version of the DME manual will be officially posted by October 16, 2017 on the DMAS Web Portal.


Contact Information
Name / Title: Emily McClellan  / Regulatory Manager
Address: Division of Policy and Research
600 E. Broad St., Suite 1300
Richmond, 23219
Email Address: Emily.McClellan@dmas.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)371-4300    FAX: (804)786-1680    TDD: (800)343-0634