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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 35. Department Of Behavioral Health And Developmental Services
Chapter 105. Rules and Regulations for Licensing Providers by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
4/12/2021

12VAC35-105-1290. Service requirements for providers of gero-psychiatric residential services.

A. Providers shall provide mental health, nursing and rehabilitative services; medical and psychiatric services; and pharmaceutical services for each individual as specified in the ISP.

B. Providers shall provide crisis stabilization services.

C. Providers shall implement written policies and procedures that support an active program of mental health and behavioral management services directed toward assisting each individual to achieve outcomes consistent with the highest level of self-care, independence, and quality of life. Programming may be on-site or at another location in the community.

D. Providers shall implement written policies and procedures that respond to the nursing needs of each individual to achieve outcomes consistent with the highest level of self-care, independence, and quality of life. Providers shall be responsible for:

1. Providing each individual services to prevent clinically avoidable complications, including: skin care, dexterity and mobility, continence, hydration, and nutrition;

2. Giving each individual proper daily personal attention and care, including skin, nail, hair, and oral hygiene, in addition to any specific care ordered by the attending physician;

3. Dressing each individual in clean clothing and encouraging each individual to wear day clothing when out of bed;

4. Providing each individual tub or shower baths as often as needed, but not less than twice weekly or a sponge bath daily if the medical condition prohibits tub or shower baths;

5. Providing each individual appropriate pain management; and

6. Ensuring that each individual has his own personal utensils, grooming items, adaptive devices, and other personal belongings including those with sentimental value.

E. Providers shall integrate behavioral and mental health care and medical and nursing care in the ISP.

F. Providers shall have available nourishment between scheduled meals.

Statutory Authority

§ 37.2-203 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. September 19, 2002; amended, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 05, eff. December 7, 2011.

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