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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 35. Department of Behavioral Health And Developmental Services
Chapter 46. Regulations for Children's Residential Facilities

12VAC35-46-510. Audio and visual recordings.

Each provider shall have written policies and procedures regarding the photographing and audio or audio-video recordings of residents approved by the Office of Human Rights that shall ensure and provide that:

1. The written consent of the resident or the resident's legal guardian shall be obtained before the resident is photographed or recorded for research or provider publicity purposes.

2. No photographing or recording by provider staff shall take place without the resident or the resident's family or legal guardian being informed.

3. All photographs and recordings shall be used in a manner that respects the dignity and confidentiality of the resident.

Statutory Authority

§§ 37.2-203 and 37.2-408 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 21, eff. August 6, 2009.

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