Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
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
Action 4489
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.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004519]
Associated Mandates
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
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: Rebekah E. Allen  / Sr. Policy Analyst
Address: Virginia Department of Health
9960 Mayland Drive, Ste. 401
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-2102    FAX: (804)527-4502    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.