Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Petition 98
Petition Information
Petition Title Modify Complaint Resolution Process
Date Filed 12/8/2009    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Steven Shoon 
Petitioner's Request

Adjust the complaint resolution process to remove the director or director's designee from handling the Human Rights Complaint when the director or director's designee's conduct, position, or circumstances render the director or director's designee renders them unable to perform an impartial review of the Human Rights Complaint.  This includes prohibiting the director of appointing a designee for handling the Human Rights Complaint.

Agency's Plan

The Board will consider the petition and any comments received at its first meeting after the conclusion of the public comment period.

Comment Period Began 1/4/2010    Ended 1/25/2010
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 1/26/2010
Agency Decision Summary

The program director or designee is the only person who has the authority to grant the person the relief requested. There is an appeal process available when a person does not agree with the program director or designee's decision.

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: ()-