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|
|Comment Period||Ends 7/22/2020|
Commenter: Emile Nkem
Shutting down a provider because of 4 late entries into the CHRIS system is extreme.
- Not every provider have the capability to have access to the internet at all times ( an erroneous assumption this rule suggest)
- Which is more important, providing care to the individuals, or worrying about getting a citation?
- The unreasonable nature of this rule is going to allow for provider to worry more on dotting the I's and crossing T's instead of making sure the individual is healthy, safe and happy.
- Furthermore, implementing all these regulations requires more staffing. Not all providers have the necessary human resources needed to keep up with these rules. This particular rule will become very unfair to some providers. It looks like a way to exercise the "gotcha" mentality. Providers and the department should and must have a partnership relationship for the overall benefit of the individual been served and their family members.