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Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
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State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services


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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]
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Chapter Information
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
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.
Meetings

Contact Information
Name / Title: Deb Lochart  / Director, Office of Human Rights
Address: Jefferson Bldg.
1220 Bank St., 13th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: deb.lochart@dbhds.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)786-0032    FAX: (804)371-2308    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Streamline administrative process; improve program efficiencies; and eliminate redundancies. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/9/2017.
correct incomplete or inaccurate legal citations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/8/2014.
Clarify notification rights for individuals receiving services Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/21/2012.
General revisions to clarify and update provisions for consistency with applicable laws and regulations and current standards of practice. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/19/2007.
Promulgate new human rights rules and regulations to supercede three sets of existing regulations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/21/2001.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Streamline administrative process; improve program efficiencies; and enhance individual protections -