Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Sexual Assault Survivor Treatment and Transfer Regulation [12 VAC 5 ‑ 416]    (Under Development)
Promulgation of New Regulation to Implement Chapter 725 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly
Action 5543
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 725 (2020 Acts of Assembly) creates Article 8 of Chapter 5 of Title 32.1 of the Code of Virginia, which requires the Board to promulgate regulations to effectuate the act, specifically the standards for review and approval of sexual assault survivor transfer plans, pediatric sexual assault survivor transfer plans, sexual assault survivor treatment plans, and pediatric sexual assault survivor treatment plans. As the requirement to have such plans extends to hospitals, clinics, and physician’s offices, there is no already existing regulatory chapter that would best fit this mandate, so the Virginia Board of Health intends to promulgate a new regulatory chapter for these standards.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [6686]
Associated Mandates Develop regulations to establish standards for review and approval of sexual assault survivor treatment plans
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
8983 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/31/2021.
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.