Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Food Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 421]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amend Regulations to Comply with Chapter 450 of 2018 Acts of Assembly
Action 5087
General Information
Action Summary The proposed regulatory action would amend the Food Regulations by updating the regulatory definition of a “bed and breakfast operation” to align with the changes in Chapter 450. In addition, it would also amend the Food Regulations to expand when a bed and breakfast operation could offer food service to its guests without a food establishment permit by removing the requirement that breakfast be the only meal offered.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006(4)a of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [005439]
Associated Mandates Amend Food Regulations
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
8336 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/03/2018.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Julie Henderson  / Director, Office of Environmental Health Services
109 Governor St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)864-7455    FAX: (804)864-7475    TDD: (800)828-1120

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.