Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for the Licensure of Nursing Facilities [12 VAC 5 ‑ 371]
Amend regulations to address implementation of voluntary electronic monitoring
Action 4084
[Withdrawn 7/24/2015]
General Information
Action Summary HB2130/SB974 of 2013 mandated that the department amend the regulations. This action codifies a 2007 guideline the department developed to assist nursing facilities with the privacy intricacies related to installing electronic monitoring equipment. Installing such equipment is not mandatory; however, if installed, facilities must safeguard resident's autonomy and rights according to current federal and state privacy laws and regulations. Subsequently, the guideline and proposed section provide the framework to address policies and procedures, informed consent, admission, discharge or transfer. The regulation includes the equipment request process and notice procedures, retention and ownership of tapes or recordings, and reporting suspected abuse, neglect, accident or injury discovered through electronic monitoring.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003575]
Associated Mandates Implementation of Voluntary Electronic Monitoring in Nursing Home Residents' Rooms
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
6766 Fast-Track Stage withdrawn on 07/24/2015 during the public comment period.
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.