Amend Hospital Regulations – Psychiatric Services/Denial of Admissions
Purpose of legislation
HB1777 requires the Board of Health to include in the Regulations for the licensure of hospitals the requirement that hospitals providing psychiatric services establish a protocol to address the refusal for admission of medically stable patients referred for psychiatric care. The protocol would include direct verbal communication between the on-call psychiatric physician and the referring physician and would prohibit on-call physicians or other hospital staff from refusing a request for direct verbal communication by a referring physician.
|Legislation mandating a change||Chap 175 (2017)|
|VAC chapters to be amended|
|Associated Regulatory Actions||
|Deadline for the regulation to become effective||10/1/2017|