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Regulations Governing the Registration of Peer Recovery Specialists [under development] [18 VAC 115 ‑ 70]
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Chapter Information
Description Regulations for registration of peer recovery specialists are being promulgated pursuant to a mandate of Chapters 418 and 426 of the 2017 Acts of the Assembly. Regulations establish the fees required for registration and renewal of registration and specify the qualification for registration, which is evidence of meeting the requirements set out in regulations of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. In order to maintain registration, there is a requirement of eight hours of continuing education with a minimum of one hour in ethics. Standards of practice for registered peer recovery specialists include practicing within one’s competency area, practicing in a manner that does not endanger public health and safety, maintaining confidentiality, and avoiding dual relationships that would impair objectivity and increase risk of client exploitation. A violation of standards of practice or of applicable law or regulation provides grounds for disciplinary action by the Board.
State Authority §§ ,54.1-2400 54.1-3500 & & 54.1-3505
Federal Authority N/A
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To establish a registry of peer recovery specialists and have accountability for their practice
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: jaime.hoyle@dhp.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Initial regulations for registration Emergency/NOIRA Governor's office has completed its review - Next step is Submission to the Registrar.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None