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Mandate 1063

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Incorporation of ASAM criteria into substance abuse licensing regulations
Purpose of legislation
To (i) ensure that licensing regulations support high quality community-based mental health services and align with changes being made to the Medicaid behavioral health regulations that support evidence-based, trauma-informed, prevention-focused and cost-effective services for individuals served across the lifespan; and (ii) incorporate the American Society of Addiction Medicine Levels of Care Criteria or an equivalent set of criteria into substance use licensing regulations to ensure the provision of outcome-oriented and strengths-based care in the treatment of addiction.
Legislation mandating a change
Budget item mandating a change Item 310 (2019)
Item 318 (2020)
VAC chapters to be amended
12 vac 35 - 46 : Regulations for Children's Residential Facilities
12 vac 35 - 105 : Rules and Regulations For Licensing Providers by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 5563: Amendments to align with ASAM criteria
Latest Stage: Emergency/NOIRA
Action 5564: Amendments to align with ASAM criteria in children's residential facilities
Latest Stage: Emergency/NOIRA
Action 5565: Amendments to align with enhanced behavioral health services
Latest Stage: Emergency/NOIRA
Closing Explanation
Item 318 in the 2020 Appropriation Act covers all three actions.
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