Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
Amount, Duration and Scope of Selected Services [12 VAC 30 ‑ 130]
2016 Psychiatric Residential Treatment Services Program Changes
Action 4502
General Information
Action Summary This action includes changes for group homes and residential treatment facilities for individuals under the age of 21. The action includes changes to the following areas: (i) provider qualifications including acceptable licensing standards; (ii) pre-admission assessment requirements, (iii) program requirements, (iv) new discharge planning and care coordination requirements and; (iv) language enhancements for utilization review requirements to clarify program requirements and help providers avoid payment retractions.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 12 VAC 30-130 Amount, Duration and Scope of Selected Services Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  12 VAC 30 - 10 State Plan Under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program; General Provisions Amend Existing Regulation
  12 VAC 30 - 50 Amount, Duration, and Scope of Medical and Remedial Care and Services Amend Existing Regulation
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004495]
Associated Mandates Levels A-B--C Psychiatric Services
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
7424 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
8176 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 05/03/2019.
8621 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/22/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Emily McClellan  / Regulatory Supervisor
Address: Policy Division, DMAS
600 E. Broad Street, Suite 1300
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)371-4300    FAX: (804)786-1680    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.