Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Regulations for Voluntary Admissions to State Training Centers [12 VAC 35 ‑ 190]
Amend Regulations Following Periodic Review
Action 5041
General Information
Action Summary This action is the result of a periodic review. No comments were received during the review. With only two exceptions the proposed amendments are not substantive and merely update language to mirror language in the Code of Virginia or in 12VAC35-115, Regulations to Assure the Rights of Individuals Receiving Services from Providers Licensed, Funded, or Operated by the Department Of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (“Human Rights Regulations”). The two substantive changes are 1) the addition of the definition of “regional support team” (“RST”) and the function of the RST to the discharge planning process, and ii) the addition of the assistant commissioner having responsibility for the training center to the admission process. These two changes mirror practices that have been in place since 2012.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005200]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
Settlement Agreement between US DOJ and Virginia entered into 2012
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 7/19/2017
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
8263 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/27/2018.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Ruth Anne Walker  / Director of Regulatory Affairs
Address: Jefferson Bldg.
1220 Bank St., 4th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)225-2252    FAX: (804)371-4609    TDD: (804)371-8977

This person is the primary contact for this board.