Health and Human Resources
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
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|
|Associated Regulatory Actions||
Item 318 in the 2020 Appropriation Act covers all three actions.