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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for the Licensure of Hospitals in Virginia [12 VAC 5 ‑ 410]
Amend Regulations to Require Establisment of Policies to Follow when a Stillbirth Occurs
General Information
Action Summary Senate Bill 1197 enacted by the 2015 General Assembly, created § 32.1-127(B)(18) of the Code of Virginia which requires the regulations promulgated by the Board to include provisions which shall require each hospital that provides obstetrical services to establish policies to follow when a stillbirth occurs that meet the guidelines pertaining to counseling patients and their families and other aspects of managing stillbirths as specified by the Board in its regulations. The Virginia Department of Health is utilizing the standard regulatory process to amend the Regulations for the Licensure of Hospitals in Virginia (12VAC5-410 et. seq.) to reflect the requirements of § 32.1-127(B)(18) of the Code of Virginia.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004620]
Associated Mandates Hospital Stillbirth Policies
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7419 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 3/11/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Robert Payne  / Director, Office of Licensure and Certification
9960 Mayland Drive
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-2109    FAX: (804)527-4502    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.