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Agency
Virginia Department of Health
Board
State Board of Health
chapter
Regulations for the Licensure of Hospices [12 VAC 5 ‑ 391]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Action:
Amend Regulations to conform to Chapter 95 of 2018 Session
 
General Information
Action Summary House Bill 501 enacted by the 2018 General Assembly, and approved by the Governor on March 2, 2018, amends and reenacts Va. Code ยงยง 32.1-162.5:1 and 54.1-3411.2. HB 501 requires the Board of Health to include in the Regulations for the Licensure of Hospice that hospice programs establish policies and procedures for the disposal of drugs dispensed as part of the hospice plan of care, which shall include requirements that such disposal be (i) performed in a manner that complies with all state and federal requirements for the safe disposal of drugs by a licensed nurse, physician assistant, or physician who is employed by or has entered into a contract with the hospice program; (ii) witnessed by a member of the patient's family or a second employee of the hospice program who is licensed by a health regulatory board within the Department of Health Professions; and (iii) documented in the patient's medical record. The Virginia Board of Health is utilizing this exempt action to amend the Regulations for the Licensure of Hospice (12VAC5-391 et seq.) to reflect this new requirement.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006(A)(4)(a)
RIS Project Yes  [005608]
Note This action is not intended to satisfy the requirement that an entire regulation be reviewed every 4 years.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8403 Final Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (10/29/2018).
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Robert Payne  / Director, Office of Licensure and Certification
Address: Virginia Department of Health
9960 Mayland Drive, Ste. 401
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: robert.payne@vdh.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-2109    FAX: (804)527-4502    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.