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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

12VAC35-105-1330. Medical director.

Providers of community gero-psychiatric residential services shall employ or have a written agreement with one or more psychiatrists with training and experience in gero-psychiatric services to serve as medical director. The duties of the medical director shall include :

1. Responsibility for overall medical and psychiatric care;

2. Advising the program director and the director of clinical services on medical and psychiatric issues, including the criteria for residents to be admitted, transferred , or discharged;

3. Advising on the development, execution, and coordination of policies and procedures that have a direct effect upon the quality of medical, nursing, and psychiatric care delivered to individuals; and

4. Acting as liaison and consulting with the administrator and the primary care physician on matters regarding medical, nursing, and psychiatric care policies and procedures.

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 5, eff. December 7, 2011.

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