Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Regulations to Assure the Rights of Individuals Receiving Services from Providers Licensed, Funded, or Operated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services [12 VAC 35 ‑ 115]
General revisions to clarify and update provisions for consistency with applicable laws and regulations and current standards of practice.
Action 1703
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the proposed action is to clarify terminology and various procedures in order to improve the human rights protections provided by these regulations. This action will also align provisions with applicable federal and state laws and regulations, including federal regulations for health information pursuant to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [000548]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 9/1/2004
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
3092 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/22/2005.
3440 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/17/2006.
4166 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/19/2007.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Margaret Walsh  / Director, Office of Human Rights
Address: P.O. Box 1797
1220 Bank St.
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address:
Phone: (804)786-3988    FAX: (804)786-2308