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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

12VAC35-105-690. Orientation.

A. The provider shall implement a written policy regarding the orientation of individuals and their authorized representatives, if applicable to services.

B. As appropriate to the scope and level of services the policy shall require the provision to individuals and authorized representatives the following information:

1. The mission of the provider or service;

2. Service confidentiality practices and protections for individuals receiving services;

3. Human rights policies and protections and instructions on how to report violations;

4. Opportunities for participation in services and discharge planning;

5. Fire safety and emergency preparedness procedures, if applicable;

6. The provider's grievance procedure;

7. Service guidelines including criteria for admission to and discharge or transfer from services;

8. Hours and days of operation;

9. Availability of after-hours service; and

10. Any charges or fees due from the individual.

C. In addition, individuals receiving treatment services in a correctional facility shall receive an orientation to the facility's security restrictions.

D. The provider shall document that the individual and authorized representative, if applicable, received an orientation to services.

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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