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12VAC5-371-410

Part V
Physical Environment

12VAC5-371-410. Architectural drawings and specifications.

A. All construction of new buildings and additions, renovations or, alterations, or repairs of existing buildings for occupancy as a nursing facility shall conform to state and local codes, zoning and building ordinances, and the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (13VAC5-63).

In addition, nursing facilities shall be designed and constructed according to Part consistent with Parts 1 and 2 and sections 4.1—1 through 4.2—8 3.1 and 3.2 of Part 4 3 of the 2010 2014 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities of the Facilities Facility Guidelines Institute (formerly of the American Institute of Architects). However, the requirements of the Uniform Statewide Building Code and local zoning and building ordinances shall take precedence pursuant to § 32.1-127.001 of the Code of Virginia.

B. Architectural drawings and specifications for all new construction or for additions, alterations or renovations to any existing building, shall be dated, stamped with licensure professional seal, and signed by the architect. The architect shall certify that the drawings and specifications were prepared to conform to building code requirements the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and be consistent with Parts 1 and 2 and sections 3.1 and 3.2 of Part 3 of the 2014 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities of the Facility Guidelines Institute. The certification shall be forwarded to the OLC.

C. Additional approval may include a Certificate of Public Need.

D. Upon completion of the construction, the nursing facility shall maintain a complete set of legible "as built" drawings showing all construction, fixed equipment, and mechanical and electrical systems, as installed or built.

12VAC5-371-420

12VAC5-371-420. Building inspection and classification. (Repealed.)

All buildings shall be inspected and approved as required by the appropriate building regulatory entity. Approval shall be a Certificate of Use and Occupancy indicating the building is classified for its proposed licensed purpose.

12VAC5-371-9999

DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (12VAC5-371)

Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities, 2014 Edition, Facilities Guideline Facility Guidelines Institute (formerly of the American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture), 2010 Edition, http://www.fgiguidelines.org

Guidelines for Preventing Health Care-Associated Pneumonia, 2003, MMWR 53 (RR03), Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Influenza, MMWR 53 (RR06), Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention