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Regulations for the Licensure of Nursing Facilities [12 VAC 5 ‑ 371]
Guidance Documents   Periodic Reviews
Chapter Information
Description The regulations provide standards and requirements for the construction, maintenance and operation of nursing faciliites and impose standards for the qualification and training of facility staff.
State Authority 32.1-127
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation Whether the regulations continue to provide appropriate and effective standards and requirements for the construction, maintenance and operation of nursing faciliites and continue to impose appropriate standards for the qualification and training of facility staff.
Meetings

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: erik.bodin@vdh.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)367-2109    FAX: (804)527-4502    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend Nursing Facility Regulations – Family Councils
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Exempt action can be submitted directly to the Registrar.
Amend regulations to address implementation of voluntary electronic monitoring Fast-Track Governor's office review in progress.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend regulations to revise construction standards for nursing facilities Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 5/6/2016.
Amend Section 160 relating to liability insurance in cases of injury, neglect or criminal acts
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/8/2013.
CH 0371 CH0371 Nursing facilities policies
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/1/2011.
CH 0371 CH0371 Nursing facility family councils
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/1/2011.
Regulations for the Licensure of Nursing Facilities - technical changes
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/30/2010.
Nursing facility building/construction regulation update
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/15/2010.
Patients' Rights
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/4/2008.
Amend in accordance with emergency provision of 1999 law. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/28/2002.
Exempt action to amend the regulations to require training for reporting abuse of facility residents.
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/27/2000.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend regulations to address implementation of voluntary electronic monitoring Fast-Track Stage withdrawn on 7/24/2015 during the public comment period
Exempt action to amend the regulations to require training for reporting abuse of facility residents.
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage withdrawn on 1/1/1900 before submission to the Registrar.