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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

12VAC35-210-90. Failure to return to training centers.

A. When an individual fails to return to a training center from any authorized day pass, home visit, or trial visit within two hours of the scheduled deadline, the facility director or designee shall contact the responsible person into whose care the individual was placed to determine the cause of the delay.

B. Upon the request of the responsible person, the facility director may extend the period of a home or trial visit for up to 72 hours beyond the time the individual was scheduled to return when:

1. An emergency or unforeseen circumstances delay the individual's return to the training center; and

2. The individual's AR agrees to the extension.

Extensions for emergency or unforeseen circumstances shall not be granted in advance of the home visit or trial visit.

C. If an individual does not return to the training center from a day pass, trial visit, or home visit within two hours of the established deadline for the individual's return and the training center is unable to contact the responsible person into whose care the individual was placed, the facility director or designee may extend the period of the visit for up to 24 hours if, in his judgment, the extension is justified. During this period the facility shall continue efforts to contact the responsible person.

D. If an individual does not return to the training center and the individual's absence cannot be accounted for or reasonably explained by the responsible person or a family member, the individual shall be classified as a missing person, and the facility shall follow the department's policies and procedures for management of individuals who are missing.

E. If no emergency or unforeseen circumstances exist that may prevent the individual's return to the facility, and the responsible person does not agree to the return of the individual to the training center as scheduled, the facility director shall contact the CSB and discharge the individual. Written notification of discharge shall be sent to the individual's AR.

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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