DBHDS reports that as of the end of July 2022, 210 individuals were on the Extraordinary Barriers to Discharge List (EBL). Thirty-one (31) individuals on the EBL have an ID/DD diagnosis. Some of these individuals have been waiting, needlessly, for months or even years to return home.
During Federal Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) , dLCV received a total of 468 Critical Incident Reports from facilities operated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS)
How the disAbility Law Center of Virginia monitors and investigates Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities throughout the Commonwealth
While reporting compliance increased in FY 20, we still believe some facilities are under-reporting incidents.
DBHDS reports that as of November 30, 2020, 197 individuals were on the Extraordinary Barriers to Discharge List (EBL).
In this report, we highlight trends of COVID-19 in licensed community programs.
In this report, we highlight the dangers of this situation and also urge better reporting practices from State Hospitals.
Trapped in State Hospitals While Infection Spreads?
State of Stagnation – more than 200 hundred people are stuck in state hospitals, unable to leave when they are ready!
During a routine facility monitoring visit, dLCV discovered that David was subjected to disproportionate amounts of mechanical restraint. Found out how a tablet was his ticket to freedom.