Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
 Electronic Access 
Regular State Board Meeting and Committee Meetings (VIRTUAL)

Meeting Details
Date / Time 12/2/2020  9:30 am
Type Electronic Only 
Electronic Access Committee meetings will be held from 8:30 - 9:20 a.m. The full regular quarterly board meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. Log in information is on page 1 of the attached packet and is the same for committees and the full board meeting. You must register in advance for this meeting: AFTER REGISTERING, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Allow time to register and receive the email prior to when you want to join the meeting.
Board Website Address is to long to list here; see note above. 
Agenda document pdf Meeting Agenda 11/22/2020   (621k)
Minutes document pdf Meeting minutes 4/20/2021   (194k)       FINAL
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
A public comment period is held during every state board regular meeting. Comments may be made verbally and in writing. NOTE: This is a quarterly meeting of the State Board. Consistent with the budget item (4-0.01.g.) of the Budget Bill (HB29, Chapter 1283) and the applicable provisions of § 2.2-3708.2 in the Freedom of Information Act, the State Board will convene a virtual meeting to consider such business matters as may be presented on the agenda necessary for the board to discharge its lawful purposes, duties, and responsibilities. • Verbal public comment will be received early in the meeting (see agenda for specific time) from those persons who have submitted an email to no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 1, 2020 indicating that they wish to provide a brief verbal comment. As the names of these individuals are announced at the beginning of the public comment period, three minutes of comment may be offered. Instructions for calling into the meeting are included in the packet on the first page. • Written public comment may be sent by email to no later than 5:00 p.m. on December 1, 2020. • Public comment will not be accepted on petitions for rulemaking or regulatory actions in which the comment period has closed. • One regulatory action is on the agenda: request to initiate periodic review of 12-VAC-35-115 (Human Rights Regulations). N(o regulatory changes will be considered.) • No State Board policies are on the agenda.
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to receive comment on a proposed stage
General business of the board
Discuss particular regulations / chapters
The agency plans to discuss the following regulations at this meeting:
12 VAC 35-115 Regulations to Assure the Rights of Individuals Receiving Services from Providers Licensed, Funded, or Operated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Contact Information
Name / Title: Ruth Anne Walker  / Director of Regulatory Affairs and Board Liaison
Address: Jefferson Bldg.
1220 Bank St., 4th Floor
Richmond, 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)247-1933    FAX: (804)786-6638    TDD: (804)371-8977