Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for the Licensure of Hospices [12 VAC 5 ‑ 391]
Amend Regulation to Incorporate the 2022 FGI Guidelines
Action 6326
General Information
Action Summary Subsection B of ยง 32.1-162.5 of the Code of Virginia requires hospice facility regulations to include minimum standards for the design and construction of hospices that are consistent with the current edition of the Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospital and Health Care Facilities issued by the Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI). The regulatory change was prompted by the release of the 2022 edition of the FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities. The amendments to the Regulation are to update the references of the 2018 FGI guidelines to the current edition, published in May of 2022.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [6792]
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
10137 Fast-Track 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.