Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for the Licensure of Hospices [12 VAC 5 ‑ 391]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Regulations for Hospice Licensure - technical changes
Action 3335
General Information
Action Summary SB265 (2010) amends § 32.1-162.2 of the Code of Virginia related to hospice programs by extending licensure exemption to programs that are accredited by national accrediting organizations recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). In order for a hospice program to seek national accreditation, it must first become licensed by the Virginia Department of Health. This action is also taken as a result of the Regulatory Reform Task Force under then-Attorney General McDonnell. The changes are technical in nature, conforming the language of the regulation to applicable citations in the Code of Virginia.
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: § 2.2-4006-4A of the Code of Virginia (APA)
RIS Project Yes  [002462]
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
5616 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/30/2010.
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.