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State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services


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[REPEALED] Rules and Regulations to Assure the Rights of Patients of Psychiatric Hospitals and Other Psychiatric Facilities Licensed By the Department of Mental Health, Mental [12 VAC 35 ‑ 120]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description This regulation protects the rights of all patients of psychiatric hospitals and facilities licensed by the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services
State Authority Title 37.1-84.1 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To clearly articulate the human rights of every individual receiving care and treatment in psychiatric hospitals and facilities licensed by DMHMRSAS.
To clearly articulate the responsibilities of psychiatric hospitals and facilities in ensuring the rights of consumers.
To clearly articulate a complaint review and resolution process and to specify procedures and time frames for the review of complaints of rights violations.
To minimize the costs and intrusiveness of human rights regulatory requirements and administrative procedures to consumers, families, and provider organizations.
Meetings See all meetings (6) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Ruth Anne Walker  / Director of Regulatory Affairs
Address: Jefferson Bldg.
1220 Bank St., 11th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: ruthanne.walker@dbhds.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)225-2252    FAX: (804)786-8623    TDD: (804)371-8977
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
12 VAC 35-120-10 et seq. Rules and Regulations to Assure the Rights of Patients of Psychiatric Hospitals and Other Psychiatric Facilities Licensed by the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/21/2001.