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Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Peer Recovery Specialists [under development] [12 VAC 35 ‑ 250]
New regulation of peer recovery specialists.
Action 4796 / Stage 7987
Proposed Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 7/13/2018  10:35 am  
pdf Agency Statement 7/19/2017    
pdf Attorney General Certification 8/21/2017    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 10/4/2017   (modified 10/5/2017)    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 6/29/2018    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 6/29/2018   

Changes to Text The proposed text has changed from that of the emergency stage.
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: 7/19/2017
Returned to Agency: 8/21/2017
Resubmitted to OAG: 8/21/2017
Review Completed: 8/21/2017
Result: Certified
DPB Review Submitted on 8/21/2017
Review Completed: 10/5/2017
DPB's policy memo is "Governor's Confidential Working Papers"
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 3/15/2018
Governor's Review Review Completed: 6/29/2018
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 6/29/2018
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 7/23/2018    Volume: 34  Issue: 24
Comment Period Ended 9/21/2018
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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