Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Petition 91
Petition Information
Petition Title Amend existing regulations regarding protection of human rights request G
Date Filed 9/15/2009   
Petitioner Steven Shoon 
Petitioner's Request

Regulation should be amended to prohibit the Commissioner from suspending the applicability of provisions in the Human Rights Regulations that apply to people on forensic status or civilly committed as sexually violent predators through a written exemption, where there are duplicate provisions of the same rights in the statutes (Virginia Code § 37.2-400)

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 § 37.2-400 does allow qualifications to the statutorily defined rights when such qualifications are consistent with reasonable limitations and sound therapeutic treatment.

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