Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Rules and Regulations for the Licensure of Facilities and Providers of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse [12 VAC 35 ‑ 102]    (Repealed)
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description This regulation specifies standards necessary to protect the health, safety, and welfare of consumers served by programs providing care or treatment for persons with mental illness, mental retardation, or substance abuse or dependence problems.
State Authority 37.1-179 and 37.1-183
Federal Authority None entered
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 clearly articulate adequate health, safety, care, and treatment requirements to assure that consumers receive safe and protected mental health, mental retardation, and substance abuse services that are appropriate to their needs and levels of functioning.
To clearly articulate Department procedures and actions necessary to implement regulatory requirements with the least possible cost and intrusiveness to consumers, families, and provider organizations.
To provide clear and precise criteria for (a) determining mental health, mental retardation, and substance abuse program accountability and program compliance with regulatory requirements, and (b) taking actions to enforce compliance.
Meetings See all meetings (6) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Leslie Anderson  / Office of Licensing
Address: P.O. Box 1797
Richmond, VA 23218-1797
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)371-1747    FAX: (804)692-0066    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Promulgate a new regulation to provide standards for licensing providers of mental health mental retardation and substance abuse services. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/19/2002.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
3/13/2000 Agency Completed Amend