Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Peer Recovery Specialists [12 VAC 35 ‑ 250]
New regulation of peer recovery specialists.
Action 4796 / Stage 8432
Final Stage  
red ball Final Text 1/21/2019  11:12 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 10/15/2018   (modified 12/11/2018)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 12/12/2018    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 1/14/2019   

Changes to Text Changes have been made to the text since the proposed stage was last published in the Register.
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 10/15/2018
Review Completed: 12/12/2018
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 12/12/2018
Review Completed: 12/17/2018
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 1/3/2019
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 1/14/2019
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 1/14/2019
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 2/4/2019    Volume: 35  Issue: 12
Comment Period Ended 3/6/2019
Effective Date 3/6/2019
Contact Information
Name / Title: Ruth Anne Walker  / Director of Regulatory Affairs
Address: Jefferson Bldg.
1220 Bank St., 4th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)225-2252    FAX: (804)371-4609    TDD: (804)371-8977
This person is the primary contact for this board.


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Action 4796:
New regulation of peer recovery specialists.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (7902) Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
Proposed   (7987) Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/21/2018.
Final   (8432) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/06/2019.
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