Vol. 33 Iss. 22 - June 26, 2017

Chapter 60
Notice of Intended Regulatory Action - Additional Comment Period

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a republication of the Notice of Intended Regulatory Action (NOIRA) that appeared in 33:13 VA.R. 1401 February 20, 2017. This NOIRA is being republished to allow for additional public comment closer to the July 1, 2017, effective date of the emergency regulation.

Notice is hereby given in accordance with § 2.2-4007.01 of the Code of Virginia that the Board of Medical Assistance Services intends to consider amending 12VAC30-10, State Plan under Title XIX of the Social Security Act Medical Assistance Program; General Provisions; 12VAC30-50, Amount, Duration, and Scope of Medical and Remedial Care and Services; 12VAC30-60, Standards Established and Methods Used to Assure High Quality Care; and 12VAC30-130, Amount, Duration and Scope of Selected Services, relating to changes to the psychiatric residential treatment service program. The purpose of the proposed action is to update the regulations for group homes and residential treatment facilities for individuals younger than the age of 21 years. The action includes changes to the following areas: (i) provider qualifications including acceptable licensing standards; (ii) preadmission assessment requirements; (iii) program requirements; (iv) new discharge planning and care coordination requirements; and (v) language enhancements for utilization review requirements to clarify program requirements and help providers avoid payment retractions.

The agency does not intend to hold a public hearing on the proposed action after publication in the Virginia Register.

Statutory Authority: § 32.1-325 of the Code of Virginia; 42 USC § 1396 et seq.

Public Comment Deadline: July 26, 2017.

Agency Contact: Emily McClellan, Regulatory Supervisor, Policy Division, Department of Medical Assistance Services, 600 East Broad Street, Suite 1300, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 371-4300, FAX (804) 786-1680, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R17-4495; Filed May 31, 2017, 8:32 a.m.