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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

12VAC35-46-625. Minimum service requirements.

A. The provider shall have and implement written policies and procedures for the on-site provision of a structured program of care or treatment of residents with mental illness, mental retardation, substance abuse, or brain injury. The provision, intensity, and frequency of mental health, mental retardation, substance abuse, or brain injury interventions shall be based on the assessed needs of the resident. These interventions, applicable to the population served, shall include, but are not limited to:

1. Individual counseling;

2. Group counseling;

3. Training in decision making, family and interpersonal skills, problem solving, self-care, social, and independent living skills;

4. Training in functional skills;

5. Assistance with activities of daily living (ADL's);

6. Social skills training in therapeutic recreational activities, e.g., anger management, leisure skills education and development, and community integration;

7. Providing positive behavior supports;

8. Physical, occupational, and/or speech therapy;

9. Substance abuse education and counseling; and

10. Neurobehavioral services for individuals with brain injury.

B. Each provider shall have formal arrangements for the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of the mental health or brain injury needs of the resident.

C. The provider shall have and implement written policies and procedures that address the provision of:

1. Psychiatric care;

2. Family therapy; and

3. Staffing appropriate to the needs and behaviors of the residents served.

Statutory Authority

§§ 37.2-203 and 37.2-408 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 21, eff. August 6, 2009.

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