Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Board
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
chapter
Regulations for Children's Residential Facilities [12 VAC 35 ‑ 46]
Action:
Amendments to align with the Family First Prevention Service Act (FFPSA)
Action 5849
 
General Information
Action Summary This action fulfills the mandate by the 2021 General Assembly within Item 318. D. of the 2021 Special Session 1 Appropriation Act to promulgate emergency regulations to amend the Regulations for Children's Residential Facilities [12VAC35-46] to align with the requirements of the federal Family First Prevention Service Act (FFPSA) for children’s residential service providers who accept Title IV-E funding to meet the standards as qualified residential treatment programs (QRTPs). See https://www.acf.hhs.gov/cb/title-iv-e-prevention-program.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [6861]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA), enacted as part of Public Law (P.L.) 115—123.
Associated Mandates Amendments to align with the Family First Prevention Service Act (FFPSA)
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9439 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. Emergency regulation was set to expire on 07/09/2023 and was extended until 01/08/2024.
9581 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/15/2023.
10142 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/07/2023.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Susan H. Puglisi  / Regulatory Research Specialist
Address: DBHDS Office of Regulatory Affairs
1220 Bank Street, 4th Floor South
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: susan.puglisi@dbhds.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)371-8043    FAX: (804)371-4609    TDD: (804)371-8977