Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
Mandate 846

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Peer Support Services and Family Support Partners
Purpose of legislation
This regulatory action responds to a legislative mandate to implement peer support services to children and adults who have mental health conditions and/or substance use disorders. Peer support services are an evidence-based mental health model of care which consists of a qualified peer support provider who assists individuals with their recovery from mental illness and substance use disorders. See Budget Items 306.MMMM(1) and 306.MMM(3).
Legislation mandating a change
Budget item mandating a change Item 306 (2016)
VAC chapters to be amended
12 vac 30 - 50 : Amount, Duration, and Scope of Medical and Remedial Care and Services
12 vac 30 - 80 : Methods and Standards for Establishing Payment Rate; Other Types of Care
12 vac 30 - 130 : Amount, Duration and Scope of Selected Services
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 4774: Peer Support Services and Family Support Partners
Latest Stage: Fast-Track
Deadline for the regulation to become effective 10/15/2017
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