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

Regulations to Govern Temporary Leave from State Mental Health and Mental Retardation Facilities [12 VAC 35 ‑ 210]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description This regulation will establish the general process and requirements related to temporary leave from state facilities. It will establish the conditions for granting leave and include provisions to ensure accountability and appropriate care for persons who are on leave status.
State Authority ยง(37.1-98 B) 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 None entered

Contact Information
Name / Title: Ruth Anne Walker  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: Jefferson Bldg.
1220 Bank St., 11th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)225-2252    FAX: (804)786-8623    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend Regulations Following Periodic Review Fast-Track Comment period is underway and will end on 2/6/2019.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
This action will promulgate a new regulation to govern practices related to temporary absences or leave from state mental health and mental retardation facilities. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/25/2007.

Past Periodic Reviews
Optional Title Date Filed Status
Temporary Leave from DBHDS Facilities
7/19/2017 Amend
11/1/2011 Retain As Is