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Rules and Regulations for the Licensure of Hospitals in Virginia [12 VAC 5 ‑ 410]
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Chapter Information
Description The regulations prescribe standards and requirements for the licensing, construction, maintenance and operation of hospitals.
State Authority 32.1-123
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 prescribe appropriate and effective standards and requirements for the licensing, construction, maintenance and operation of hospitals.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Susan Horn  / Policy Analyst
Address:
9960 Mayland Drive
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: susan.horn@vdh.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)367-2157    FAX: (804)527-4502    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend regulations to revise construction standards for inpatient and outpatient hospitals NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/6/2013.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/20/2013.
Hospital Policies Required Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/1/2011.
Required offer to mothers of newborns of a blood sample for future DNA sampling Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/1/2011.
Update of Hospital Building/Construction regulations Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/15/2010.
Repeal of sections in 12 VAC 5-410 with promulgation of a new regulation, 12 VAC 5-411 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 7/9/2008.
Hospital visitor policies Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/4/2008.
Adoption of amendments defining "rural hospital" for facilities in locations reclassified as metropolitan statistical areas Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/9/2005.
Breast milk amendment; reformatting Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/14/2005.
Adoption of APA-Article II-exempt, non-discretionary regulatory amendments Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/1/2002.
Amend in accordance with emergency provision of 1999 law. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/28/2002.
Exempt action to require conformance of organ donor routine contact protocols with federal law. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/27/2000.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Perioperative Nurse Requirement Fast-Track Stage withdrawn on 10/24/2005 after submission to the Registrar.