Health and Human Resources
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
New regulation of peer recovery specialists.
Purpose of legislation
This regulation provides administrative structure for DBHDS qualifications, education, and experience for peer recovery specialists to ensure that individuals providing peer recovery services in Virginia’s public system of behavioral health services demonstrate a baseline of practical knowledge. The availability of peer recovery specialist services is expected to expand through the Virginia Medicaid Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services (ARTS) new substance use disorder (SUD) benefit. Under the ARTS benefit, peer support services will be made available to Medicaid members effective on July 1, 2017. Peer support resources will be an integral component of community integration, wellness, resiliency, and recovery.
|Legislation mandating a change||Chap 418 (2017) Chap 426 (2017)|
|VAC chapters to be amended|
|Associated Regulatory Actions||