Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Petition 122
Petition Information
Petition Title Amend 12 VAC 35-115-40
Date Filed 9/14/2010    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Steven Shoon 
Petitioner's Request

Amend 12 VAC 35-115-40 to require the display of information on how to contact people the provider identifies as accountable for individuals resolving complaints, exercising FOIA rights for all providers operated or publicly funded by or through the Department

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

The Human Rights Regulations and the Virginia Freedom of Information Act are two distinctive regulatory processes. The Human Rights regulations are intended to assure consumer protections of legal, civil and human rights related to the receipt of behavioral health and developmental services.  VFOIA is intended to ensure citizen access to government records in custody of public officials and meetings of "public bodies.” The request exceeds the scope of the 12VAC 35-115

Contact Information
Name / Title: Linda B. Grasewicz  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 1220 Bank Street
Richmond, 23218-1797
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