Behavioral Health and Developmental Services


Tel: (804) 625-3255

Office of the State Inspector General P.O. Box 1151 Richmond, VA 23218

About Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

OSIG serves the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia by:

  • Conducting annual, unannounced inspections of state facilities operated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services;
  • Inspecting, monitoring
    • Watching to give warning;
    • To watch, keep track of, or check usually for a special purpose
    More and reviewing the quality of services at state-operated facilities and the more than 1,000 licensed providers of behavioral health, substance use and developmental services;
  • Keeping the General Assembly and Joint Commission on Health Care informed of significant problems; and
  • Investigating specific complaints of abuse
    •  Improper or excessive use or treatment, physically mistreated
    • To use excessively, to injure or damage;
    • To inflict physical or emotional mistreatment or injury on (as one’s child) purposely or through negligence or neglect
    More, neglectNeglect is to give little attention or respect to;  To leave undone or unattended through carelessness More or inadequate care.