Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Petition 116
Petition Information
Petition Title Amend 12 VAC 35-115-100
Date Filed 9/14/2010    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Steven Shoon 
Petitioner's Request

Amend 12 VAC 35-115-100 provision (A)(1)(d) to add the Internet to the list of resources that an individual has the right to see, hear or receive and add an additional  requirement for the provider to document the criteria for removal of restrictions.

Agency's 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.

Comment Period Began 1/3/2011    Ended 11/1/2010
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 12/3/2010
Decision Publication Date Published on: 1/3/2011     Volume: 27  Issue: 9
Agency Decision Summary


Adding the Internet to the list of resources would require every private and public provider offer Internet access to individuals receiving services, which may not even be possible. Adding the Internet to the list would result in significant additional costs for both public and private providers.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Linda B. Grasewicz  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 1220 Bank Street
Richmond, 23218-1797
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-0040    FAX: (804)371-0092    TDD: ()-