12/9/2009 3:44 pm
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: Wendy V. Brown

Policy Analyst


Contact Address: Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

Jefferson Bldg.

1220 Bank St., 12th Floor

Richmond, VA 23219
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 09/15/2009
Petitioner Steven Shoon
 Petitioner's Request
Regulation governing different legal statuses of inpatient hospitalization and their discharge criteria, should repeal the provision requiring or allowing a "provider" to wait until after 30 days from admission to inform the involuntarily, civilly committed patients' of their right to seek discharge from the facility director and their right to seek legal appeal of their civil commitment order to the Circuit Court pursuant to ยง 37.2-830.
 Agency Plan
The Board will consider the petition and any comments received at its regularly scheduled meeting on December 8, 2009.
Publication Date 10/12/2009  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 11/09/2009
 Agency Decision
Take no action
Agency Response Date 12/08/2009
 Agency Decision Text
The Board determined that 12 VAC35-115-70 (B)(8)(b) neither requires nor allows a provider to wait for 30 days after admission to notify the individual receiving services of his right to appeal an order of involuntary commitment.