Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Petition 88
Petition Information
Petition Title Amend existing regulations regarding protection of human rights request D
Date Filed 9/15/2009   
Petitioner Steven Shoon 
Petitioner's Request

Regulation governing access to or amendment/correction of patients' service records should be amended to limit to ten days from the date of the submission's request: the physician's response to a patient's request for accessing his/her service record; and the reviewer's response to a patient's request for amending/correcting his/her service record.

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 the 12 VAC35-115 should not be changed to establish a specific timeframe within which a provider must respond to record access requests.  Requirements regarding response timeframes are already established by state and federal laws and differ based on the type of provider. 

Contact Information
Name / Title: Linda B. Grasewicz  / Senior Planner
Address: 1220 Bank Street
Richmond, 2318-1797
Email Address:
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