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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Rules and Regulations For Licensing Providers by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services [12 VAC 35 ‑ 105]
Compliance with Virginia’s Settlement Agreement with US DOJ
General Information
Action Summary The intent of this regulatory action is to ensure compliance with the requirements of Section V. Quality and Risk Management System of the U. S. Department of Justice’s Settlement Agreement with Virginia (United States of America v. Commonwealth of Virginia, Civil Action No. 3:12cv059-JAG), that states individuals in the Settlement Agreement population who are receiving services in Virginia’s public system of services shall receive a level of care that complies with the requirement of the Agreement. Quality improvement measures are required of CSBs for services they provide, but are not currently in the DBHDS Licensing Regulations for other providers. The proposed amendments will provide clarifications to and expand the requirements for the quality practices for the health, safety, care, and treatment for adults who receive services from service providers. This action is brought under Code of Virginia 2.2-4011(A).
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004381]
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8262 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/1/2018 and expires on 2/29/2020.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Emily Bowles  / Legal Coordinator, Office of Licensing
Address: 1220 Bank Street
P.O. Box 1797
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)225-3281    FAX: (804)692-0066    TDD: (804)371-8977

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.