Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

General Notice
Public Hearing to Receive Comment on 12VAC35-250, Peer Recovery Specialists (Action 4796)
Date Posted: 10/24/2018
Expiration Date: 11/19/2018
Submitted to Registrar for publication: YES
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING on REGULATION 12VAC35-250, Peer Recovery Specialists

November 19, 2018, at 1:00 p.m., at the DBHDS Central Office, 11th Floor Conference Room, Jefferson Building, 1220 Bank Street, Richmond, VA 23219. 

The public hearing will be held from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. The purpose of the public hearing is to receive comment as part of the standard permanent regulatory adoption process for 12VAC35-250, Peer Recovery Specialists. This new regulation provides administrative structure for DBHDS qualifications, education, and experience for peer recovery specialists to ensure that individuals providing peer recovery services in Virginia’s public system of behavioral health services demonstrate a baseline of practical knowledge.  An agenda is available here.

Please contact in advance if accommodation is required for special needs, thank you.

Contact: Ruth Anne Walker, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Va Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, Phone: (804) 225-2252, Fax: (804) 786-8623,

Contact Information
Name / Title: Ruth Anne Walker  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Jefferson Bldg.
1220 Bank St., 11th Floor
Richmond, 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)225-2252    FAX: (804)786-8623    TDD: (804)371-8977