LHRC Board Members in attendance:
Advocates in attendance:
Cassie Purtlebaugh, Regional Human Rights Advocate
Artea Ambrose, Regional Human Rights Advocate
Affiliates in attendance:
Sheri Gauthier, Region Ten CSB
Chuck Collins, Arc of the Piedmont
Jennifer Smith, New Y-CAPP
Kelly Greer, National Counseling Group
Affiliates in attendance (continued):
Lindsay Lopez, Wall Residences
Nikki Bowles, Elk Hill
Rachel Kozella, Elk Hill
Beth Martin, The Choice Group
Staci Vinson, South Central Counseling Group
Rondalyn Palmer, Fair Winds
Julie Mello, CAVA
James Vann, ESUCP/REACH
Erin McGowan, Family Preservation Services
Amy Haynes, Family Preservation Services
Reid Forbes, Orchard Mountain Recovery
Local Human Rights Committee Meeting
Items covered during the meeting:
Human Rights Advocates Report
Providers should ensure service plans capture all medical and behavioral needs as identified in the SIS, Clinical Assessment, or doctors’ orders in accordance with 12VAC35-115-60.B.2
Sound therapeutic practice is not about specific staffing ratios. It supports dignity and continuity of care. Providers are responsible for ensuring adequate training for staff and adequate care for people they admit into their services.
Annual reports and data forms are due to Angela Harrison by February 1, 2017. The report should cover the time period January 1, 2016 – December31, 2016. This will be your last report submission.
Mail Annual Report & Data Form to:
Angela HarrisonOffice of Human RightsWestern State HospitalP.O. Box 2500Staunton, VA 24402-2500
Final text of the regulation can be found at http://townhall.virginia.gov/l/ViewXML.cfm?textid=11290
As a reminder, providers should report any instances of potential abuse, neglect, or exploitation to the human rights advocate, and the authorized representative, no later than 24 hours after receipt of the allegation.
When reporting, please provide information that is clear, relevant, and thorough. This allows regulators to understand the nature of the incident without needing to request additional information before closing the reports.
Comments from Affiliates
Chuck Collins, Arc of the Piedmont commented on the Transition Fair that is coming up. It will be held on March 11, @ PVCC from 8:30-12:30. He encouraged all to attend.
Annual Reports from Affiliated Providers – All annual reports were mailed to Angela Harrison, DBHDS.
The LHRC Meeting was adjourned.
The next meeting will be held on Thursday, July 20, 2017.
We would like to thank everyone that attended this meeting and those who presented during the meeting. Please remember that everyone is invited to attend each LHRC Meeting held.