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Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Rules and Regulations For Licensing Providers by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services [12 VAC 35 ‑ 105]
Review 2088
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 10/4/2021
Review Announcement
Pursuant to Executive Order 14 (as amended July 16, 2018) and ยงยง 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, this regulation is undergoing a periodic review.

The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 14 (as amended July 16, 2018). http://TownHall.Virginia.Gov/EO-14.pdf.

The purpose of this review is to determine whether this regulation should be repealed, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.

In order for you to receive a response to your comment, your contact information (preferably an email address or, alternatively, a U.S. mailing address) must accompany your comment. Following the close of the public comment period, a report of both reviews will be posted on the Town Hall and a report of the small business impact review will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.

NOTE: Related to this periodic review, an overhaul of these regulations has been underway since the last periodic review. Three of six planned draft chapters (one general chapter and five service-specific chapters) were published for public comment in May 2021 and can be viewed here:
Contact Information
Name / Title: Ruth Anne Walker  / Director of Regulatory Affairs
Address: Jefferson Bldg.
1220 Bank St., 4th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)385-6549    FAX: (804)371-4609    TDD: (804)371-8977   
Publication Information and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 10/25/2021 [Volume: 38   Issue: 5]
Comment Period begins on the publication date and ends on 11/30/2021

Comments Received: 6

Review Result
Amend the regulation
pdf TH-07 Periodic Review Report of Findings   (2/22/2022)     modified (3/11/2022)
Action Implementing the Result
Not yet specified
Attorney General Certification
Result of Review: Certified on 10/26/2021
pdf Review Memo