Public Comment Forum
Rules and Regulations for the Identification of Medically Underserved Areas in Virginia
[12 VAC 5 ‑ 540]
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On this 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 Rules and Regulations for the Identification of Medically Underserved Areas in Virginia (12VAC5-540-10 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 Karen Reed, Virginia Department of Health, OHPP, 109 Governor Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, (804) 864-7426, firstname.lastname@example.org. (Note: Please include your full name and mailing address in any email.)
CLOSED Opened on 12/10/2007 and Ended on 1/2/2008
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