Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Certified Recovery Residences [12 VAC 35 ‑ 260]
Amendments to comply with Item 312 L.2. and Chapter 755 (HB277)
Action 6151
General Information
Action Summary These new amendments to Chapter 260 are intended to comply with two actions by the 2022 Session of the General Assembly in Chapter 0755 (House Bill 277) of the Acts of Assembly and Item 312 L.2. of the Appropriation Act to have DBHDS certify residences. Also, the Appropriations Act directed DBHDS to monitor credentialed recovery homes for regulatory compliance and consult with the Virginia Association of Recovery Residences to keep the agency's public website's list of credentialed recovery homes up to date.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [5978]
Associated Mandates
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
9876 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/01/2024.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Ruth Anne Walker  / Director of Regulatory Affairs
Address: Jefferson Bldg.
1220 Bank St., 4th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)225-2252    FAX: (804)371-4609    TDD: (804)371-8977

This person is the primary contact for this board.