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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

12VAC35-105-620. Monitoring and evaluating service quality.

A. The provider shall develop and implement written policies and procedures for a quality improvement program sufficient to identify, monitor, and evaluate clinical and service quality and effectiveness on a systematic and ongoing basis.

B. The quality improvement program shall utilize standard quality improvement tools, including root cause analysis, and shall include a quality improvement plan.

C. The quality improvement plan shall:

1. Be reviewed and updated at least annually;

2. Define measurable goals and objectives;

3. Include and report on statewide performance measures, if applicable, as required by DBHDS;

4. Monitor implementation and effectiveness of approved corrective action plans pursuant to 12VAC35-105-170; and

5. Include ongoing monitoring and evaluation of progress toward meeting established goals and objectives.

D. The provider's policies and procedures shall include the criteria the provider will use to

1. Establish measurable goals and objectives ;

2. Update the provider's quality improvement plan; and

3. Submit revised corrective action plans to the department for approval or continue implementing the corrective action plan and put into place additional measures to prevent the recurrence of the cited violation and address identified systemic deficiencies when reviews determine that a corrective action was fully implemented but did not prevent the recurrence of the cited regulatory violation or correct a systemic deficiency pursuant to 12VAC35-105-170.

E. Input from individuals receiving services and their authorized representatives, if applicable, about services used and satisfaction level of participation in the direction of service planning shall be part of the provider's quality improvement plan. The provider shall implement improvements, when indicated.

Statutory Authority

§§ 37.2-302 and 37.2-400 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; Volume 36, Issue 22, eff. August 1, 2020.

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