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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Board
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services


chapter
Peer Recovery Specialists [12 VAC 35 ‑ 250]
Guidance Documents   Periodic Reviews
Chapter Information
Description This regulation is necessary for individuals to be designated as “peer recovery specialists” to have a pathway for the workforce to provide peer services through the Virginia ARTS benefit, which will be made available to Medicaid members receiving addiction treatment services at all levels of care effective on July 1, 2017.
State Authority Sections 37.2-203 and 37.2-304 of the Code of Virginia authorize the Board to adopt regulations that may be necessary to carry out the provisions of Title 37.2 and other laws of the Commonwealth administered by the Commissioner and the Department and other laws of the Commonwealth administered by the Commissioner and the Department.
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation With the creation of Medicaid coverage for peer services in Virginia, this regulation provides administrative structure for DBHDS qualifications, education, and experience for peer recovery specialists to ensure that individuals providing peer recovery services in Virginia’s public system of behavioral health services demonstrate a baseline of practical knowledge.
Meetings

Contact Information
Name / Title: Ruth Anne Walker  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Jefferson Bldg.
1220 Bank St., 11th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: ruthanne.walker@dbhds.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)225-2252    FAX: (804)786-8623    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
New regulation of peer recovery specialists. Emergency/NOIRA Governor's office review in progress.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None