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Regulations for the Licensure of Nursing Facilities [12 VAC 5 ‑ 371]
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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.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Carrie Eddy  / Policy Analyst
Address:
3600 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
Email Address: carrie.eddy@vdh.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)367-2157    FAX: (804)367-2149   
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend regulations to revise construction standards for nursing facilities NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/6/2013.
Amend regulations to address implementation of voluntary electronic monitoring Fast-Track Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend Section 160 relating to liability insurance in cases of injury, neglect or criminal acts Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/8/2013.
CH 0371 CH0371 Nursing facilities policies Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/1/2011.
CH 0371 CH0371 Nursing facility family councils Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/1/2011.
Regulations for the Licensure of Nursing Facilities - technical changes Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/30/2010.
Nursing facility building/construction regulation update Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/15/2010.
Patients' Rights 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. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/27/2000.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Exempt action to amend the regulations to require training for reporting abuse of facility residents. Final Stage withdrawn before submission to the Registrar.