Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Board of Health Regulations Governing Vital Records [12 VAC 5 ‑ 550]
Review 997
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 10/4/2010
Notice of Periodic Review
Pursuant to Executive Order (“EO”) 36 (2006), the Virginia Department of Health, on behalf of the State Board of Health, will review the Board of Health Regulations Governing Vital Records (12VAC 5-550 et seq.). The purpose of the review is to determine whether the regulations should be terminated, amended or retained in their current form. The review of the regulations will be guided by the principles set out in EO 36. The purpose of the regulations is to protect public health and welfare with the least possible costs and intrusiveness to the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth.

The department and the board are seeking public comment in the review of any issue relating to these regulations, and in particular, whether they comport appropriately with the policies contained in EO 36. EO 36 encourages consideration of whether: (i) the regulations protect public health, safety and welfare with the least possible intrusion in the lives of citizens; (ii) alternatives in lieu of regulation may achieve the goals of the regulation; (iii) the regulations are based on the best reasonably available scientific, economic and other information; (iv) the regulations are designed to achieve their intended objective in the most efficient, cost-effective manner; (v) the regulations are clearly written and easily understandable by the individuals and entities affected; and, (vi) the regulations have been developed in accordance with laws relating to the impact of regulations on small businesses.

Comments on the regulations are welcome and will be accepted until the close of the comment period (which must be no sooner than 21 days after publication of the notice). Comments should be sent to Janet Rainey, Virginia Department of Health, 1601 Willow Lawn Drive, Suite 275, Richmond, Virginia, 23230, (804) 662-6207, (Note: Please include your full name and mailing address in any email.)
Publication of Notice in the Register and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 10/25/2010
Comment Period begins on the publication date and ended on 11/15/2010

Comments Received: 0

Review Result
Amend the regulation
TH-07 Periodic Review Report of Findings   (not yet submitted)
Action Implementing the Result
Action ID #3938: Amend regulations following periodic review - Change of Sex
Attorney General Certification
Prior to early 2014, AG periodic review certifications were done off-line