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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]
Adding 'Licensed Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner' to the Definition of LMHP
General Information
Action Summary This regulatory action adds ‘licensed psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner’ in the definition of licensed mental health professional (LMHPs). There are no projected costs to these changes. This change is made at the request of the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) to create alignment between that agency’s regulations and these DBHDS regulations for all staff qualifications for reimbursement purposes
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  [005540]
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
8340 Fast-Track Governor's office review in progress.
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.