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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
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
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [004495]
Associated Mandates Levels A-B--C Psychiatric Services
Note This action is intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7424 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. Emergency regulation was set to expire on 12/31/2018 and was extended until 7/2/2019.
8176 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 5/3/2019.
8621 Final Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (7/22/2019).
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.