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Virginia Department of Health
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Regulations for the Licensure of Hospices [12 VAC 5 ‑ 391]
Public Comment Forum

On this Periodic Review

Review Announcement

Pursuant to Executive Order 17 (2014) and ยงยง 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, the Department of Health is conducting a periodic review and small business impact review of VAC citation: 12 VAC 5--391, title of regulation: Regulations for the Licensure of Hospices.

The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 17 (2014).

The purpose of this review is to determine whether this regulation should be repealed, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.

The comment period begins January 25, 2016, and ends on February 15, 2016.

Comments may be submitted online to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at Comments may also be sent to Name: Susan Puglisi, Title: Policy Analyst, Address: Virginia Department of Health, Office of Licensure and Certification, 9960 Mayland Drive, Ste. 401, City: Richmond, State: Virginia, Zip: 23233, Telephone: (804)367-2157, FAX: (804)527-4502, email address:

Comments must include the commenter's name and address (physical or email) information in order to receive a response to the comment from the agency. Following the close of the public comment period, a report of both reviews will be posted on the Town Hall and a report of the small business impact review will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.

CLOSED     Opened on 1/25/2016 and Ended on 2/15/2016

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Comment Title Commenter
Most community physicians, many of whom serve as hospice medical directors, are no longer allowed to nenet Ibay All Heart Home Health and Hospice Kindred at Home  2/15/16  9:54 am
12VAC5-391-330B Chris Santarsiero, VITAS Healthcare  2/12/16  10:26 am
Medical Director Teri Humphries Rockbridge Area Hospice  2/11/16  10:41 am
12VAC5-391-330B (Medical Direction) Sue Ranson, Good Samaritan Hospice  2/10/16  4:56 pm
Hospice Regulations Review Brenda Mitchell,Crater Community Hospice  2/10/16  3:40 pm
Review of Hospice Regulations Brenda Mitchell  2/10/16  3:35 pm
12VAC5-391-33B Brenda Lindsay, RN, PhD, Administrator Mountain Regional Hospice  2/10/16  3:12 pm
Repeal of 12VAC5-391-330B Pamela A Barbour, Administrator Medi Home Health and Hospice  2/10/16  2:08 pm
Repeal of Section: 12VAC5-391-330B Ernest Carnevale, CEO, Blue Ridge Hospice, Winchester Virginia  2/10/16  10:13 am
12VAC5-391-330B Brenda Clarkson, Virginia Association for Hospices & Palliative Care  1/26/16  9:38 am

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