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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Board
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
chapter
Regulations to Govern Temporary Leave from State Mental Health and Mental Retardation Facilities [12 VAC 35 ‑ 210]
Action:
Amend Regulations Following Periodic Review
 
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 210 provides guidance including definitions, policy, and documentation expectations related to temporary leave from mental health hospitals and training centers operated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (“DBHDS,” or “department”). Collectively, these hospitals and training centers are referred to as “state facilities.” As long as the department operates state facilities, this regulation is needed to ensure the safety of the individuals on leave. This action is the result of a periodic review. The proposed amendments are not substantive and merely update language to mirror language in the Code of Virginia or in 12VAC35-115, Regulations to Assure the Rights of Individuals Receiving Services from Providers Licensed, Funded, or Operated by the Department Of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (“Human Rights Regulations”).
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005202]
Associated Periodic Review 7/19/2017
Periodic Review Requirement No, this action does not satisfy the Periodic Review requirement.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8265 Fast-Track Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Ruth Anne Walker  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Jefferson Bldg.
1220 Bank St., 11th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: ruthanne.walker@dbhds.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)225-2252    FAX: (804)786-8623    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.