Representing Alexandria, Arlington, and Fairfax

Individuals receiving services; right to unmonitored communication and access to 911 (HB 815)

Legislative Action Summary

Provides that each individual receiving services in a hospital, training center, or other facility or program operated, funded, or licensed by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall be allowed to send and receive sealed letter mail and make and receive at least one telephone call per week without such mail or call being monitored by the staff and shall be afforded access in emergency situations to a telephone to place 911 emergency service calls.

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