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Action 5371 / Stage 9214
Final Stage  
red ball Final Text 5/19/2021  8:03 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 2/8/2021    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 4/21/2021   

Changes to Text No changes have been made to the text since the proposed stage was last published in the Register.
DPB Review
Submitted on 2/8/2021
Review Completed: 3/1/2021
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 4/19/2021
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 4/21/2021
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 4/21/2021
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 5/24/2021    Volume: 37  Issue: 20
Comment Period Ended 6/9/2021
Effective Date 6/23/2021
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jaime Hoyle  / Executive Director
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)367-4406    FAX: (804)527-4435    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this board.


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Action 5371:
Resident license
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (8734) Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
Proposed   (8897) Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/13/2020.
Final   (9214) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/23/2021.
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