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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

12VAC35-105-1540. Clinically managed high-intensity residential services Level of care 3.5 program criteria.

A clinically managed high-intensity residential care program shall meet the following programmatic requirements. The program shall:

1. Provide daily clinical services, including a range of cognitive, behavioral, and other therapies in individual or group therapy; programming; and psychoeducation as deemed appropriate by a credentialed addiction treatment professional and included in an assessment and treatment plan;

2. Provide counseling and clinical interventions to teach an individual the skills needed for daily productive activity, prosocial behavior, and reintegration into family and community;

3. Provide motivational enhancement and engagement strategies appropriate to an individual's stage of readiness to change and level of comprehension;

4. Have direct affiliations with other easily accessible levels of care or provide coordination through referral to more or less intensive levels of care and other services;

5. Provide family and caregiver treatment services as deemed appropriate by a credentialed addiction treatment professional and included in an assessment and treatment plan;

6. Provide educational, vocational, and informational programming adaptive to individual needs;

7. Utilize random drug screening to monitor progress and reinforce treatment gains as appropriate to an individual treatment plan;

8. Ensure and document that the length of an individual's stay shall be determined by the individual's condition and functioning;

9. Make a substance use treatment program available for all individuals; and

10. Make MAT available for all individuals with opioid use disorder or alcohol use disorder. Medication assisted treatment may be provided by facility staff, or coordinated through alternative resources.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 39, Issue 11, eff. February 17, 2023.

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