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 Provision of provider statement to any other provider
Stage Fast-Track
Comment Period Ended on 10/14/2020
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9/16/20  12:43 pm
Commenter: Key Support Services LLC

Sharing of employee information

This is very concerning to us as a small, private provider. We only give limited information for references to avoid any chance of a lawsuit. How will DBHDS support providers if giving information causes an applicant to not get a position and they sue? 

For those staff who have been terminated for things like Abuse, Neglect or Human Rights violations, the state should have some type of database for those individuals and they should be found ineligible to work by the department just as they are if they have certain criminal offenses on their record.

Also, I think many providers are not calling and talking to the appropriate staff to get reference checks from past employers. With the turnover that is common in the field, we should be regularly getting reference checks but don't get them very often. How will we ensure that the appropriate information is even getting disseminated? 

CommentID: 84928