Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Rules and Regulations For Licensing Providers by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services [12 VAC 35 ‑ 105]
Action Compliance with Virginia’s Settlement Agreement with US DOJ
Stage Final
Comment Period Ended on 7/22/2020
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7/21/20  3:21 pm
Commenter: Carrie Cortez / Volunteers of America Chesapeake


CHRIS reporting timelines are often difficult to meet, due to dealing with the serious incident.  Never-the-less, to expect updates to the reports within 48 hours is impractical as well.  When someone is seriously ill, it may take longer than this for blood work to come back, be analyzed, or a new diagnosis even.  This should be addressed by a licensing specialist through a CAP if they are struggling with getting updates from providers.  It is called communication.  By imposing these short time frames to respond with additional information, or in a rush to complete a CHRIS report by the 24 hours time frame, often times reports are left very generic, and more information will be needed by the licensing specialist anyway.

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