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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 35. Department of Behavioral Health And Developmental Services
Chapter 210. Regulations to Govern Temporary Leave from State Facilities

12VAC35-210-50. Trial visits.

A. The facility and the CSB may arrange trial visits for the purpose of assessing an individual's readiness for discharge from the facility. These trial visits shall be planned during the regularly scheduled review of the ISP or at other times in collaboration with (i) the individual, (ii) the individual's family or AR, or (iii) any other person requested by the individual. When trial visits are used in conjunction with discharge planning, the state facility treatment team shall meet with the individual to discuss the individual's preferences for residential settings and give due consideration to the individual's expressed preferences. If the treatment team cannot reasonably accommodate the individual's preferences, a member of the treatment team shall meet with the individual to discuss the reasons for this determination and the options that are available to the individual. The treatment team shall document in the individual's record that it has met with the individual to consider the individual's preferences and review the available options. All plans for trial visits shall be documented in the ISP and include consideration of the following:

1. The individual's preferences for residential setting; and

2. The individual's essential support needs and supervision requirements.

B. In advance of the trial visit, the facility shall work with the individual, CSB, and responsible persons, as appropriate, to develop an emergency contingency plan to ensure appropriate and timely crisis response.

Statutory Authority

§ 37.2-203 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 21, eff. July 25, 2007; amended, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 10, eff. February 21, 2019.

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