Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Petition 90
Petition Information
Petition Title Amend existing regulations regarding protection of human rights request F
Date Filed 9/15/2009   
Petitioner Steven Shoon 
Petitioner's Request

Regulations allowing the Commissioner to suspend the applicability of the Human Rights Regulation, through a written exemption, to people on forensic status or civilly committed as sexually violent predators should be repealed.

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 authority granted under 12 VAC35-115 to the Commissioner to balance individual rights with the need for public safety is consistent with the provisions of § 37.2-400.

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