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Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Rules and Regulations For Licensing Providers by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services [12 VAC 35 ‑ 105]
Amendments to align with ASAM criteria
Action 5563 / Stage 9015
Emergency/NOIRA Stage  
red ball Emergency Text 1/29/2021  1:16 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 7/17/2020   (modified 4/7/2021)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 8/24/2020    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 1/2/2021   
pdf Emergency Extension Request Requested on 7/14/2022   (Approved on 8/16/2022)  

Public Hearing Will not be held at the proposed stage.
Emergency Authority Item 318.B. of the 2020 Appropriation Act
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 7/17/2020
Review Completed: 8/24/2020
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 8/24/2020
Review Completed: 9/4/2020
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 10/27/2020
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 1/2/2021
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 1/8/2021
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 2/1/2021    Volume: 37  Issue: 12
Comment Period Ended 3/3/2021
Effective Date 2/20/2021
Expiration Date 8/19/2022

The expiration date for this emergency regulation has been extended until 2/18/2023
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 5563:
Amendments to align with ASAM criteria
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (9015) Stage complete. Emergency regulation was set to expire on 08/19/2022 and was extended until 02/18/2023.
Proposed   (9364) Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/15/2022.
Final   (9683) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/17/2023.
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