Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for the Licensure of Nursing Facilities [12 VAC 5 ‑ 371]
Amend Regulation Following Periodic Review
Action 5528
General Information
Action Summary The Virginia Board of Health recently concluded a periodic review of 12VAC5-371, in which it decided to amend the regulation. References to outdated vaccination protocols have been updated, as has the associated Documents Incorporated by Reference section, and duplicative requirements were removed. A new section and additional definitions has been added to address the statutorily mandated criminal background checks and the remaining sections have been updated for consistency with the statutes and the defined terms in 12VAC5-371-10.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003404]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 9/26/2017
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
8966 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/27/2021.
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.