Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
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10/31/19  2:09 pm
Commenter: Jenise Burford, Wall Residences

Licensing Changes

106-390 C. “Service locations shall not be within the provider’s personal residence with the exception of sponsored residential services.” This type of language was attempted within the Emergency Regulations under Group Homes which would have ended hundreds of group homes serving individuals with Developmental Disabilities. This language has the potential to do the same thing. This needs to be removed from this section and if needed put in the “Disability Specific” Sections or “Service Specific” sections as needed.

106-550. Privacy. 5. “A prohibition of staff visitors.” This needs to be removed and placed in service specific chapters. This does not work at all for sponsored residential or small provider operated group homes. Living life in a family/home like setting is part of the service and a part of how people develop relationships.

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