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					                                       DRAFT
                MOUNT ROGERS COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH
                AND MENTAL RETARDATION SERVICES BOARD

                       LOCAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE

                                       MINUTES

                                  November 15, 2011

The Mount Rogers Local Human Rights Committee met on Tuesday, November 15, 2011
in the E. W. Cline, Jr. Building in Wytheville, Virginia.

        MEMBERS PRESENT:                     MEMBERS ABSENT:
        Ms. Judy Burkett                     Ms. Jennifer Haga
        Ms. Danita Moore
        Ms. Beverly Mountain
        Ms. Pat McClane
        Dr. Jerry Willis

        OTHERS PRESENT:
        Ms. Dona Blair                      Ms. B. J. McKnight
        Ms. Connie Carpenter                Ms. Nan Neese
        Mr. Bill Duncan                     Ms. Sabrina White-Martin
        Mr. Chris Felts                     Ms. Norma Phillippi
        Mr. Larry Ford                      Ms. Jo Viars
        Mr. Jeremy Jones                    Ms. Rita Viars
        Mr. Sterling Lineberry              Mr. Robert Ernie Wallace


  I.    CALL TO ORDER

        Ms. Danita Moore, Chairperson, called the meeting to order.

  II.   APPROVAL OF SEPTEMBER 13, 2011 MINUTES

        MOTION:           Ms. Pat McClane moved that the minutes of the
                          September 13, 2011 meeting be approved as presented.

                          Mr. Jerry Willis seconded the motion, which passed
                          unanimously.
III.    REPORT FROM REGIONAL ADVOCATE

        Ms. Nan Neese announced that there is one vacant advocacy position that will
        be moved to Catawba, Virginia. The interview process will be conducted and
        the hope is to have the position filled before the New Year.

        Ms. Nan Neese extended a welcome to Mr. Robert Ernie Wallace and Jeremy
        Jones with New River Behavioral Health & Associates.

        Ms. Nan Neese reminded providers to review the DBHDS website for
        instructions and guidance about licensing changes and modifications. Ms.
        Neese stated the memorandum dated August 12, 2011 is still on the DBHDS
        website outlining the process for adding a new location/site/home/facility of an
        existing licensed service. The Office of Licensing must be notified of every
        new location site for approval prior to operation of a site. The Human Rights
        process for providers seeking the addition of a new location of a licensed
        service in the same region is to submit notification by letter or email to the
        assigned Human Rights Advocate and a formal letter to the Local Human
        Rights Committee with a copy to the Office of Licensing prior to operating the
        site.

IV.     REQUESTED FOR AFFILIATION

        New River Behavioral Health & Associates - Mr. Robert Ernie Wallace, CEO,
        and Mr. Jeremy Jones, Human Resources Director, requests affiliation with
        the Mount Rogers Local Human Rights Committee to provide mental health
        support services to adults 18 years of age and older. The goal is to empower
        adult individuals with mental illness to function in the community, provide
        basic life skills, and assist with affordable housing.

        New River Behavioral Health & Associates currently operates from a residential
        location in Pulaski, Virginia; however, will be moving to Wytheville to provide
        services initially in the Wytheville area. The specific address will be submitted
        to the Committee at a later date.

       MOTION:       Ms. Beverly Mountain moved to accept the request of affiliation
                     for New River Behavioral Health & Associates with the Mount
                     Rogers Local Human Rights Committee.

                     The motion was seconded by Ms. Judy Burkett and passed
                     unanimously.

V.     EXTENDED AFFILIATIONS

       Eshcol Brook Homes, LLC - Mr. Bill Duncan requests to withdraw the request
       for extended affiliation at this time. The Committee unanimously agreed.
      Mount Rogers Community Services Board - Mr. Chris Felts presented a request
      for extended affiliation with Mount Rogers Local Human Rights Committee for
      two additional sponsored residential homes; Linda Daniels in Hillsville and
      Darlene Sumner in Dugspur, Virginia.

      MOTION:        Mr. Jerry Willis moved to grant the request for extended
                     affiliation for the expansion of services for Linda Daniels and
                     Darlene Sumner, Sponsored Residential Homes as presented.

                     Ms. Pat McClane seconded the motion, which passed
                     unanimously.

      Ms. Melissa Jackson was not present and the request for extended affiliation of
      Day Treatment sites will be postponed until the next LHRC meeting.

VI.   3RD QUARTER REPORTS

      A New Inspiration - Mr. Larry Ford presented the 3rd quarter report from A New
      Inspiration.

      Mount Rogers Community Service Board - Ms. Norma Phillippi presented the 3rd
      quarter report.

      Life Center of Galax - Ms. Dona Blair presented the 3rd quarter report for the
      Life Center of Galax. One revision is required to the report; therefore, Ms. Dona
      Blair will re-submit the report to Ms. Nan Neese, Regional Human Rights
      Advocate.

      Ms. Dona Blair reported the security system at the Life Center of Galax will be
      replaced; therefore, a security policy update will be submitted to Ms. Norma
      Phillippi for dissemination to the Committee, Ms. Nan Neese and provide a copy
      to the Local Human Rights Committee at the next scheduled meeting in February
      2012.

      Twin County Regional Healthcare Services - Ms. Connie Carpenter presented the
      3rd quarter report for the Twin County Regional Healthcare Services. Ms.
      Carpenter reported that Twin County Regional Healthcare Services is under
      dual diligence process of being purchased by Duke/Life Point; 80% and Twin
      County Regional Healthcare Services maintaining 20% ownership. Life Point is
      located in Tennessee. The purchase process will tentatively be concluded late
      February or March 2012.

      Ms. Nan Neese reported once there is confirmation that Duke/Life Point has
      purchased 80% ownership of Twin County Regional Healthcare Services facility,
       a request for affiliation with the Mount Rogers Local Human Rights Committee
       must be presented.

       MOTION:        Ms. Pat McClane moved to accept the 3rd Quarter Reports as
                      presented by each provider.

                      Ms. Judy Burkett seconded the motion, which passed
                      unanimously.

VII.   ADJOURNMENT

       There being no further business, Ms. Beverly Mountain made a motion to adjourn
       the meeting which was seconded and passed unanimously.


                                                 Ms. Danita Moore
                                                 Chairperson

				
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