Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Petition 86
Petition Information
Petition Title Amend existing regulations regarding protection of human rights request B
Date Filed 9/15/2009   
Petitioner Steven Shoon 
Petitioner's Request

The reinstatement of the requirement on limiting the timeframe of how long the provider can impose a restriction on the patient's access to their service records.

Agency's Plan

The Board will consider the petition and any comments received at its regularly scheduled meeting on December 8, 2009.

Comment Period Began 10/12/2009    Ended 11/9/2009
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 12/8/2009
Agency Decision Summary

The Board determined that 12 VAC35-115 has never included a requirement limiting the length of time that a restriction could be placed on a patient's access to his or her service record.  The Board determined that to do so would be to regulate a clinical practice issue.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Linda B. Grasewicz  / Senior Planner
Address: 1220 Bank Street
Richmond, 2318-1797
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-0040    FAX: (804)371-0092    TDD: (804)371-8977