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Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Peer Recovery Specialists [12 VAC 35 ‑ 250]
New regulation of peer recovery specialists.
Action 4796 / Stage 7902
Emergency/NOIRA Stage  
red ball Emergency Text 5/11/2017  4:45 pm  
pdf Agency Statement 4/7/2017   (modified 5/8/2017)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 4/12/2017    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 5/5/2017   
pdf Emergency Extension Request Requested on 7/16/2018   (Approved on 9/24/2018)  

Public Hearing Will be held at the proposed stage
Emergency Authority Sections 37.2-203 and 37.2-304 of the Code of Virginia
Exempt from APA No, this stage/action is subject to article 2 of the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 4/7/2017
Review Completed: 4/12/2017
Result: Certified
DPB Review Submitted on 4/12/2017
Review Completed: 4/21/2017
DPB's policy memo is "Governor's Confidential Working Papers"
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 4/24/2017
Governor's Review Review Completed: 5/5/2017
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 5/8/2017
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 5/29/2017    Volume: 33  Issue: 20
Comment Period Ended 6/28/2017
Effective Date 5/12/2017
Expiration Date 11/11/2018

The expiration date for this emergency regulation has been extended until 5/10/2019
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
This person is the primary contact for this board.

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Action 4796:
New regulation of peer recovery specialists.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (7902) Stage complete. Emergency regulation was set to expire on 11/11/2018 and was extended until 5/10/2019.
Proposed   (7987) Stage complete. Comment period ended 9/21/2018.
Final   (8432) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 3/6/2019.
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