Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Regulations to Assure the Rights of Individuals Receiving Services from Providers Licensed, Funded, or Operated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services [12 VAC 35 ‑ 115]
|Description||The regulation protects the legal and human rights of all individuals who receive services in programs and facilities operated, funded, or licensed by the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services.|
|State Authority||Section 37.2-400 of the Code of Virginia|
|Federal Authority||None entered|
|Periodic Review Note||The action associated with this review was a major overhaul and required extensive stakeholder input; the action took effect on 2/9/2017.|
|Exempt from APA||No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.|
|Text of Regulation||Link to Virginia Administrative Code|
|Goals of Regulation||
To clearly articulate the human rights of every individual receiving care and treatment in facilities and programs licensed, funded, and operated by the agency.
To clearly articulate the responsibilities of providers of mental health, mental retardation, and substance abuse care and treatment in ensuring the rights of individuals receiving services, and any exceptions and conditions placed on these responsibilities.
To clearly articulate the complaint review and resolution process and to specify the procedures and time frames for the review of complaints of rights violations.
To protect the public health, safety, and welfare with the least possible costs and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.
|Name / Title:||Deb Lochart / Director, Office of Human Rights|
1220 Bank St., 13th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
|Telephone:||(804)786-0032 FAX: (804)371-2308 TDD: (804)371-8977|