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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 enhanced behavioral health services
General Information
Action Summary The General Assembly directed the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS), within Item 318 (and DMAS in Item 313) of the Appropriation Act, to promulgate emergency regulations to ensure that the DBHDS licensing regulations support high quality, community-based mental health services and align with the changes being made to the Medicaid behavioral health regulations for the services funded in the budged that support evidence-based, trauma-informed, prevention-focused and cost-effective services for members across the lifespan. The amendments contained in this emergency action consist of only those changes that are necessary to align DBHDS licensing regulations with anticipated changes to Medicaid behavioral health regulations by removing provisions that would conflict with newly funded behavioral health services and establishing new licensed services for those newly funded behavioral health services that cannot be nested under an existing DBHDS license.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [006076]
Associated Mandates Incorporation of ASAM criteria into substance abuse licensing regulations
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9017 Emergency/NOIRA Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: John Cimino  / Licensing Legal and Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 1220 Bank Street
P.O. Box 1797
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)298-3279    FAX: (804)692-0066    TDD: (804)371-8977

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.