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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 35. Department of Behavioral Health And Developmental Services
Chapter 105. Rules and Regulations for Licensing Providers by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

12VAC35-105-1010. Guests.

A. For the purpose of this section a guest is a patient of a medication assisted opioid treatment service in another state or another area of Virginia, who is traveling and is not yet eligible for take-home medication. Guest dosing shall be approved by the individual's home clinic.

B. The provider shall not dispense medication to any guest unless the guest has been receiving such medication services from another provider and documentation from that provider has been received prior to dispensing medication.

C. Guests may receive medication for up to 28 days. To continue receiving medication after 28 days, the guest must be admitted to the service. Individuals receiving guest medications as part of a residential treatment service may exceed the 28-day maximum time limit at the medication assisted opioid treatment service.

Statutory Authority

§§ 37.2-302 and 37.2-400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. September 19, 2002; amended, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 5, eff. December 7, 2011; Volume 39, Issue 11, eff. February 17, 2023.

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