Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
Standards Established and Methods Used to Assure High Quality Care [12 VAC 30 ‑ 60]
Addiction and Recovery Treatment and Substance Use Disorder Services Updates
Action 5831
General Information
Action Summary This regulatory action amends language in the Virginia Administrative Code to expand the substance use disorder service called “Preferred Office-Based Opioid Treatment” to individuals with a substance-related or addictive disorder in accordance with a mandate from the General Assembly and incorporates ARTS utilization review changes that were requested by the provider community and that reflect existing practices.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 12 VAC 30-60 Standards Established and Methods Used to Assure High Quality Care Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  12 VAC 30 - 130 Amount, Duration and Scope of Selected Services Amend Existing Regulation
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [6959]
Associated Mandates Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services
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
9408 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/08/2022.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Meredith Lee  / Policy, Regulations, and Manuals Supervisor
Address: PRME Division, DMAS
600 E. Broad Street, Suite 1300
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)371-0552    FAX: (804)786-1680    TDD: ()-