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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

12VAC35-105-1235. Sponsored residential home services for children.

In addition, the following requirements shall be met for homes serving children:

1. The provider shall develop a service description based upon evidence-based practices or an accepted therapeutic model of mental health, developmental or substance abuse services, or brain injury care for children.

2. The provider shall use a treatment team model consisting of staff who provide intensive support and consultation to the sponsor parents.

3. Weekly team meetings and supervision shall be held with the sponsor parent or parents to review progress on each case, review the daily behavioral information collected, and adjust the child's individualized services plan.

4. The sponsor parent or parents shall keep a daily log of behavioral and other child specific information and be available for daily Monday through Friday contact from the provider.

5. The sponsor parent or parents shall receive 25 hours per year of in-service training pertaining to providing services for the child they serve in addition to the training otherwise required in these regulations. The sponsor parent or parents shall also participate in ongoing training at least once a quarter.

6. The provider is not considered a child placing agency. Children are placed with the provider by licensed child placing agencies, local departments of social services, or parents.

7. The sponsor parent or parents shall be at least 25 years old.

8. The sponsor parent or parents shall be able to provide care and supervision during nonschool hours.

9. The provider shall have access through directly providing it or developing agreements for 24-hour emergency mental health care for children served with serious emotional disturbances .

Statutory Authority

§ 37.2-203 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 5, eff. December 7, 2011.

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