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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for the Licensure of Nursing Facilities [12 VAC 5 ‑ 371]
Amend regulations to address implementation of voluntary electronic monitoring
General Information
Action Summary House Bill 2130 enacted by the 2013 General Assembly mandates the Board of Health to promulgate regulations governing the implementation of voluntary electronic monitoring in the rooms of residents of nursing homes. HB2130 (2013) requires that the Board utilize existing policies and procedures set forth in the Board's 2004 Guideline "Electronic Monitoring of Residents' Rooms" in the promulgation of the regulations. This proposed Fast Track action shall codify the 2004 guideline which was developed to assist facilities with the privacy issues that may arise when installing electronic monitoring equipment. Installing such equipment is not mandatory; however, if installed, facilities must safeguard resident's autonomy and rights according to current federal and state privacy laws and regulations. This regulatory action provides the framework to address policies and procedures, informed consent, admission, discharge or transfer. The regulation includes the equipment request process and notice procedures,
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004519]
Associated Mandates
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7407 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/13/2018.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Erik Bodin  / Director, Office of Licensure and Certification
Address: Virginia Department of Health
9960 Mayland Drive, Ste. 401
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-2109    FAX: (804)527-4502    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.