Health and Human Resources
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Recovery residence certification by DBHDS; square footage requirements.
Purpose of legislation
Requires that all recovery residences be certified by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (the Department) and that recovery residences, as a condition of such certification, comply with minimum square footage requirements related to beds and sleeping rooms established by the credentialing entity or the Uniform Statewide Building Code, whichever is greater. The bill requires every person who operates a recovery residence to disclose to potential residents its credentialing entity. If the credentialing entity is the National Alliance for Recovery Residences, the bill requires the recovery residence to disclose the level of support provided by the recovery residence and, if the credentialing entity is Oxford House, Inc., the bill requires the recovery residence to disclose that the recovery residence is self-governed and unstaffed. The bill also requires the Department to include such information on the list of all recovery residences maintained by the Department on its website. The bill exempts recovery residences from the provisions of the Virginia Landlord and Tenant Act.
|Legislation mandating a change||Chap 0755 (2022)|
|VAC chapters to be amended|
|Associated Regulatory Actions||No regulatory action has been filed.|