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Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Rules and Regulations For Licensing Providers by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services [12 VAC 35 ‑ 105]
Adding 'Licensed Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner' to the Definition of LMHP
General Information
Action Summary This regulatory action adds ‘licensed psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner’ in the definition of licensed mental health professional (LMHPs). There are no projected costs to these changes. This change is made at the request of the Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) to create alignment between that agency’s regulations and these DBHDS regulations for all staff qualifications for reimbursement purposes
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [005540]
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
8340 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/21/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Emily Bowles  / Legal Coordinator, Office of Licensing
Address: 1220 Bank Street
P.O. Box 1797
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)225-3281    FAX: (804)692-0066    TDD: (804)371-8977

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.