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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
4/12/2021

12VAC35-105-50. Issuance of licenses.

A. The commissioner may issue the following types of licenses:

1. A conditional license may be issued to a new provider for services that demonstrates compliance with administrative and policy regulations but has not demonstrated compliance with all the regulations.

a. A conditional license shall not exceed six months.

b. A conditional license may be renewed if the provider is not able to demonstrate compliance with all the regulations at the end of the license period. A conditional license and any renewals shall not exceed 12 successive months for all conditional licenses and renewals combined.

c. A provider holding a conditional license for a service shall demonstrate progress toward compliance.

d. A provider holding a conditional license shall not add services or locations during the conditional period.

e. A group home or community residential service provider shall be limited to providing services in a single location, serving no more than four individuals during the conditional period.

2. A provisional license may be issued to a provider for a service that has demonstrated an inability to maintain compliance with all applicable regulations, including this chapter and 12VAC35-115, has violations of human rights or licensing regulations that pose a threat to the health or safety of individuals receiving services, has multiple violations of human rights or licensing regulations, or has failed to comply with a previous corrective action plan.

a. A provisional license may be issued at any time.

b. The term of a provisional license shall not exceed six months.

c. A provisional license may be renewed; but a provisional license and any renewals shall not exceed 12 successive months for all provisional licenses and renewals combined.

d. A provider holding a provisional license for a service shall demonstrate progress toward compliance.

e. A provider holding a provisional license for a service shall not increase its services or locations or expand the capacity of the service.

f. A provisional license for a service shall be noted as a stipulation on the provider license. The stipulation shall also indicate the violations to be corrected and the expiration date of the provisional license.

3. A full license shall be issued after a provider or service demonstrates compliance with all the applicable regulations.

a. A full license may be granted to a provider for service for up to three years. The length of the license shall be in the sole discretion of the commissioner.

b. If a full license is granted for three years, it shall be referred to as a triennial license. A triennial license shall be granted to providers for services that have demonstrated full compliance with all applicable regulations. The commissioner may issue a triennial license to a provider for service that had violations during the previous license period if those violations did not pose a threat to the health or safety of individuals receiving services, and the provider or service has demonstrated consistent compliance for more than a year and has a process in place that provides sufficient oversight to maintain compliance.

c. If a full license is granted for one year, it shall be referred to as an annual license.

d. The term of the first full renewal license after the expiration of a conditional or provisional license shall not exceed one year.

B. The commissioner may add stipulations on a license issued to a provider that may place limits on the provider or to impose additional requirements on the provider.

C. A license shall not be transferred or assigned to another provider. A new application shall be made and a new license issued when there is a change in ownership.

D. No service shall be issued a license with an expiration date that is after the expiration date of the provider license.

E. A license shall continue in effect after the expiration date if the provider has submitted a renewal application before the date of expiration and there are no grounds to deny the application. The department shall issue a letter stating the provider or service license shall be effective for six additional months if the renewed license is not issued before the date of expiration.

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 05, eff. December 7, 2011; Volume 36, Issue 22, eff. August 1, 2020.

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