Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
State Medical Facilities Plan [12 VAC 5 ‑ 230]
Update the Regulatory Chapter Following SMFP Task Force and Periodic Review
Action 5185
[Withdrawn 4/7/2022]
General Information
Action Summary Any decision to issue a certificate of public need (COPN) shall be consistent with the most recent applicable provisions of the State Medical Facilities Plan (SMFP). The SMFP is a set of regulations providing service/facility specific criteria for determining public need. In making a determination of need for a requested project the State Health Commissioner must take into consideration each of eight statutory criteria for determining need, including consistency with the SMFP. This Notice of Intended Regulatory Action begins the process of fulfilling the statutory mandate for the SMFP Task Force to complete a review to update or validate the existing criteria in the SMFP at least every four years.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005768]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 5/12/2017
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
8479 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 04/07/2022 after the comment period had ended.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Erik Bodin  / COPN Division Director
Address: Virginia Department of Health
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 401
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-1889    FAX: (804)527-4502    TDD: ()-