Local Human Rights Committee

Human Rights Regulations Information

  • Expanded Table of Contents - PDF

  • Human Rights Regulations - PDF

What Is A Local Human Rights Committee?

A Local Human Rights Committee (LHRC) is comprised of volunteers who represent mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse services, professional groups and consumer groups. The committee’s responsibility is to perform certain functions under the state Human Rights Regulations. The State Human Rights Committee appoints the LHRC members for a term of three years after consultation with the Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Virginia's Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services.

The LHRC plays a vital role by: 1) conducting fact finding hearings and making recommendations for resolution of complaints not resolved formally or informally by staff; 2) reviewing and making recommendations concerning policies, procedures, practices, treatment plans and restrictive programming; 3) reviewing and making recommendations concerning requests for variance to the Human Rights Regulations; and 4) performing other oversight functions according to the Local Human Rights Committee By-laws.

LHRC Meetings

The Central State Hospital LHRC holds monthly meetings, beginning at 8:30 AM in the main conference room of building #113 on the campus of Central State Hospital. Directions to the campus are available by clicking here.

Monthly Scheduled Dates

Monthly LHRC Minutes

2014

  • January 3, 2014 - 113

  • January 10, 2014 - 39/113, Fact finding hearing in building 39, resume meeting in building 113 after hearing.

  • February 7, 2014 - 39/113, Fact finding hearing in building 39, resume meeting in building 113 after hearing. Due to the length of the hearing the LHRC meeting was tabled until March 7, 2014.

  • March 7, 2014 - 39/113, Fact finding hearing in building 39, resume meeting in building 113 after hearing.

  • April 4, 2014 - 113

  • May 2, 2014 - 113

  • June 6, 2014 - 113

  • July 11, 2014 - 113

  • August 1, 2014 - 113

  • September 5, 2014 - 113

  • October 3, 2014 - 113

  • November 7, 2014 - 113

  • December 5, 2014 - 113

2014

  • January 2014 - PDF 

  • February 2014 - No LHRC Meeting

  • March 2014 - PDF 

  • April 2014 - PDF 

  • May 2014 - PDF 

    June 2014 - PDF 

    July 2014 - PDF 

    August 2014 - PDF 

    September 2014 - PDF 

    October 2014 - No LHRC Meeting

    November 2014 - PDF 

2013

  • January 2013 - PDF 

  • February 2013 - PDF 

  • March 2013 - PDF 

  • April 2013 - PDF 

  • May 2013 - PDF 

  • June 2013 - PDF 

  • July 2013 - Scheduled Fact Finding

  • August 2013 - PDF 

  • September 2013 - PDF 

  • October 2013 - No Quorum Meeting Cancelled by LHRC

  • November 2013 - PDF 

  • December 2013 - PDF 

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LHRC Membership

The Central State Hospital LHRC is always interested in hearing from individuals who have an interest in serving as members. Consumers of mental health services and family members of consumers are especially encouraged to apply. If you would like to find out more information about the LHRC, or for inquiries regarding committee membership and vacancies, contact Mr. Michael Curseen, Human Rights Advocate for the Central State Hospital LHRC at P.O. Box 4030 Petersburg, VA 23803 or by telephone at (804) 524-7247 or at michael.curseen@dbhds.virginia.gov. A personal interview conducted by members of the CSH LHRC is required of all applicants for committee membership, and final decisions regarding appointments are made by the State Human Rights Committee.