Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
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10/24/19  9:46 am
Commenter: Compliance staff

106-310 B

Part of a functional governing body within an organization is the development of quality improvement protocols that will ultimately address policies.  

I support notifying the department of policy changes provided there is a standard for their response that won't hinder improvement to service delivery.

Perhaps the department should clarify how the notifications should be done to ensure they are received and acknowledged.  That way that providers aren't later hoping that an email to a licensing specialist sometime in the past will suffice as proof that they told the department their organization would be updating their language.  

That said, some further guidance on what would constitute a change worthy of notification would be helpful as we maintain change logs already and a lot of the changes likely are not significant enough to report.  Might save some paperwork.

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