Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulation for the Licensure of Nursing Facilities [12 VAC 5 ‑ 372]    (Under Development)
Repeal Ch 371 and Replace Following Assessment and Receipt of Public Comment
Action 6351
General Information
Action Summary This regulatory action seeks to repeal the chapter governing the regulations for the licensure of nursing facilities and replace it with a new chapter due to the current chapter being outdated and in need of significant style and structure changes so extensive that promulgation of a new chapter would be more appropriate than amending the current chapter. This repeal-and-replace will conform the regulatory language to the Code of Virginia, “Form, Style and Procedure Manual for Publication of Virginia Regulations” published by The Virginia Register of Regulations, and changes in the regulated industry. The goal of this regulatory action will be to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public with a regulation that is clear and easy to understand and implement by both regulants and the Virginia Department of Health. A periodic review will be conducted simultaneously to evaluate the extent of revisions appropriate for this chapter. Public comment is sought on any issue relating to this regulation. This action may address comments received during the public comment period for this NOIRA and subsequent stages of this action.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 12 VAC 5-372 Regulation for the Licensure of Nursing Facilities Promulgate New Regulation
Other chapters
  12 VAC 5 - 371 Regulations for the Licensure of Nursing Facilities Repeal Entire Regulation
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
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
10167 NOIRA Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
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.