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Virginia state hospitals resume limited TDO admissions, amid VHHA response

| Aug 12, 2021

Two Virginia state hospitals will resume civil Temporary Detention Orders (TDO) on a limited admissions basis starting Thursday, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) commissioner Alison Land announced this week.  Piedmont Geriatric Hospital in Burkeville and Western State Hospital in Staunton will join Catawba Hospital -- which reopened...[ Read More ]

Q&A: DBHDS Chief Clinical Officer Alexis Aplasca, MD on moving towards value-based models of care in Virginia

| Jun 10, 2021

Alexis Aplasca, MD is the chief clinical officer at the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services (DBHDS). For the past several years, DBHDS has worked to close the gap between behavioral health services covered by public providers—such as Medicaid and Virginia’s 40 community service boards—and commercial providers.  In this...[ Read More ]