|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.
|§§ 54.1-2400 , 54.1-3500 & 54.1-3505
|Periodic Review Note
|New chapter 11/19
|Exempt from APA
|No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
|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
|Name / Title:
|Jaime Hoyle / Executive Director
9960 Mayland Drive
Henrico, VA 23233
|(804)367-4406 FAX: (804)527-4435 TDD: ()-