12/6/2010 9:01 am
Date / Time filed with the Register of Regulations
VA.R. Document Number: R____-______
Virginia Register Publication Information

Transmittal Sheet: Response to Petition for Rulemaking
Initial Agency Notice
Agency Decision
Promulgating Board: State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Regulatory Coordinator: Linda B. Grasewicz


Agency Contact: Linda B. Grasewicz

Regulatory Coordinator


Contact Address: Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

1220 Bank Street

Richmond, VA 23218-1797
Chapter Affected:
12 vac 35 - 115: Rules and Regulations to Assure the Rights of Individuals Receiving Services from Providers of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services
Statutory Authority: State: Section 37.2-400 of the Code of Virginia

Date Petition Received 09/14/2010
Petitioner Steven Shoon
 Petitioner's Request
Establish a new regulation requiring all state mental health facilities, excluding mental health facilities publicly funded or licensed, to establish a facility directory and to require the commissioner (or the Department's Central Office) establish and maintain a master patient directory for all eight state mental health facilities.
 Agency Plan
The Board anticipates it will consider public comments on this request at its November 30, 2010 meeting and will then determine what appropriate action is required.
Publication Date 01/03/2011  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 11/01/2010
 Agency Decision
Take no action
Agency Response Date 12/06/2010
 Agency Decision Text
The request does not address the protections of individual human rights and, therefore, is outside of the scope of the Human Right regulations.