Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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]
Integration of the Final Federal Rule: Registration Requirements for Narcotic Treatment Programs with Mobile Components into the Licensing Regulations
Action 6152
General Information
Action Summary In June 2021, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published a final rule permitting DEA registrants who are authorized to dispense methadone for opioid use disorder to add a “mobile component” to their existing registrations. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBDHS) is integrating these federal regulations into the Licensing Regulations due to provider interest in supplying these mobile medication assisted treatment (mobile MAT) services. The integration of the federal rules within the Licensing Regulations shall increase transparency and set administrative expectations for this service. The availability of mobile MAT is expected to help address the opioid crisis in Virginia.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7415]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
21 CFR Parts 1300, 1301, and 1304
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
10070 Fast-Track Governor's office review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Susan H. Puglisi  / Regulatory Research Specialist
Address: DBHDS Office of Regulatory Affairs
1220 Bank Street, 4th Floor South
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)371-8043    FAX: (804)371-4609    TDD: (804)371-8977