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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

12VAC35-105-960. Initial and periodic assessment services.

A. The individual shall have a complete physical examination prior to admission to the service unless the individual is transferring from another licensed medication assisted opioid treatment service in Virginia. The provider shall maintain the report of the individual's physical examination in the individual's service record. The results of serology and other tests shall be available within 14 days of admission.

B. The program physician shall review a consent to treatment form with the patient and sign the form prior to the individual receiving the first dose of medication.

C. The provider shall maintain the report of the individual's physical examination in the individual's service record.

D. The program shall have a policy to ensure that coordination of care is in place with any prescribing physician.

E. The provider shall coordinate treatment services for individuals who are prescribed benzodiazepines and prescription narcotics with the treating physician. The coordination shall be the responsibility of the provider's physician and shall be documented.

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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