Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
[REPEALED] Rules and Regulations to Assure the Rights of Patients of Psychiatric Hospitals and Other Psychiatric Facilities Licensed By the Department of Mental Health,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]
|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.
|Name / Title:||Ruth Anne Walker / Director of Regulatory Affairs|
1220 Bank St., 11th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
|Telephone:||(804)225-2252 FAX: (804)786-8623 TDD: (804)371-8977|