Recovery residences; certification by Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. (HB2045)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; certification of recovery residences. Provides for the certification of recovery residences by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. The bill defines "recovery residence" as a housing facility that provides alcohol-free and illicit-drug-free housing to individuals with substance abuse disorders and individuals with co-occurring mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders that does not include clinical treatment services. The bill requires the Department to approve a credentialing agency to issue certificates of compliance to recovery residences. Only recovery residences holding such certificate of compliance will be certified by the Department. The bill prohibits any person from advertising, representing, or otherwise implying to the public that a recovery residence or other housing facility is a certified recovery residence unless it is certified by the Department. The bill authorizes the Department to assess a civil penalty for violations of this prohibition. Read the Bill »


01/15/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee


01/07/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101781D
01/07/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/11/2019Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
01/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2045)
01/15/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/15/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)

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