Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Petition 125
Petition Information
Petition Title Amend 12 VAC 35-115-160
Date Filed 9/14/2010    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Steven Shoon 
Petitioner's Request

Amend 12 VAC 35-115-160 to allow the Human Rights Advocate to remove the facility director form reviewing or appointing a designee to review a complaint when the Human Rights Advocate makes a finding that the facility director is not willing and able to render an impartial review of the complaint.

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

Section 170 has replaced 160. Complaints should be dealt with at the lowest level possible and should first be directed to the person who caused the problem and has the power to fix it. This is the director. If not satisfied, the complainant can then take the concern to the independent Local Human Rights Committee for a hearing.  

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