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Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Regulations to Assure the Rights of Individuals Receiving Services from Providers Licensed, Funded, or Operated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services [12 VAC 35 ‑ 115]
This action is part of the regulatory reform initiative.
Streamline administrative process; improve program efficiencies; and eliminate redundancies.
General Information
Action Summary Revise the regulations to be simplier, easier to understand, and more user-friendly. Additionally, the revisions to the Human Rights regulations will assure that duplicate or redunant activities are eliminated. These actions will result in enhanced individual protections for individuals receiving services including those under the DOJ settlement agreement.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [003502]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Dated 11/1/2011
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6367 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/18/2013.
6810 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/12/2016.
7639 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/09/2017.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Deb Lochart  / Director, Office of Human Rights
Address: Jefferson Bldg.
1220 Bank St., 13th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)786-0032    FAX: (804)371-2308    TDD: (804)371-8977

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.