|Action||Compliance with Virginia’s Settlement Agreement with US DOJ|
|Comment Period||Ends 7/22/2020|
I have concerns regarding the DBHDS corrective action. As licensed DBHDS providers, we serve individuals with unique and often challenging needs. Most providers and their staff genuinely perform this work because they care and are often doing so with limited resources due to reimbursement rates and their ability to attract and retain quality staff. Maintaining a positive and collaborative relationship between the provider and licensing specialist is in the best interest of those we serve. We are concerned, based on the language in the proposed regulation, that this process could be perceived as adversarial and punitive and result in unnecessary adverse consequences for the provider.