Correcting an Error in a DBHDS Email!

July 24, 2018

The emails from DBHDS Office of Developmental Services do get wide distribution – this morning’s email referenced some documentation requirements for DD Waiver Services and contained this phrase:

“Criminal background checks should be completed prior to the employee starting”

The currently existing regulations state:






12VAC30-120-514. FIS, CL, and BI Waivers: provider enrollment, requirements, and termination.












C. 12. Perform criminal history record checks for barrier crimes in accordance with applicable licensure requirements at § 32.1-162.9:1 or 37.2-416 of the Code of Virginia. If the individual enrolled in the waiver to be served is a minor child, also perform a search of the VDSS Child Protective Services Central Registry. The provider shall not be compensated for services provided to the individual enrolled in the waiver effective on the date that any of these records checks verifies that he has been convicted of barrier crimes described in § 32.1-162.9:1 or 37.2-416  (whichever is applicable to the provider’s license) or if he has a finding in the VDSS Child Protective Services Central Registry.


The Code can be found here