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]
Adding 'Licensed Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner' to the Definition of LMHP
Action 5090
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.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005540]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8340 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/21/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Ruth Anne Walker  / Director of Regulatory Affairs
Address: Jefferson Bldg.
1220 Bank St., 4th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)225-2252    FAX: (804)371-4609    TDD: (804)371-8977

This person is the primary contact for this board.