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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 35. Department of Behavioral Health And Developmental Services
Chapter 46. Regulations for Children's Residential Facilities

12VAC35-46-1220. Clinically managed, low-intensity residential services Level of care 3.1 program criteria.

A clinically managed, low-intensity residential services program shall meet the following programmatic requirements. The program shall:

1. Offer a minimum of five hours a week of planned clinical program activities that are professionally directed, in addition to other treatment services offered to children or adolescents[]. Services shall be designed to stabilize the child's or adolescent's substance use disorder, improve the child's or adolescent's ability to structure, and organize the tasks of daily living and recovery;

2. Collaborate with care providers to develop an individual treatment plan for each child or adolescent with time-specific goals and objectives;

3. Provide counseling and clinical monitoring to support successful initial involvement in regular, productive daily activity;

4. Provide case management services;

5. Provide motivational interventions appropriate to the child's or adolescent's stage of readiness to change and level of comprehension;

6. Maintain direct affiliations with other easily accessible levels of care or coordinate through referral to more or less intensive levels of care and other services. Include the ability to arrange for needed procedures as appropriate to the severity and urgency of the child's or adolescent's condition;

7. Provide family and caregiver treatment and peer recovery support services as deemed appropriate by a licensed professional and included in an assessment and treatment plan;

8. Provide addiction pharmacotherapy and the ability to arrange for pharmacotherapy for psychiatric medications;

9. Utilize random drug screening to monitor progress and reinforce treatment gains;

10. Ensure that all children and adolescents served by the residential service have access to the substance use treatment program; and

11. Make MAT available for all children or adolescents with opioid use disorder or alcohol use disorder. MAT may be provided by facility staff or coordinated through alternative resources.

Statutory Authority

§§ 37.2-302 and 37.2-408 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

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

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