Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Virginia Department of Health
Board
State Board of Health
chapter
Regulations for the Licensure of Hospitals in Virginia [12 VAC 5 ‑ 410]
Action:
Update the Regulations to reflect a CMS-issued final rule enabling dietitians in the hospital setting to order therapeutic diets
 
General Information
Action Summary The State Board of Health (Board) proposes to amend 12VAC5-410 et. seq. Regulations for the Licensure of Hospitals in Virginia to reflect changes to federal regulations. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule on May 12, 2014, which enables a qualified dietitian or qualified nutrition professional to become privileged to independently order both standard and therapeutic diets within the hospital and critical access hospital settings (https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2014/05/12/2014-10687/medicare-and-medicaid-programs-regulatory-provisions-to-promote-program-efficiency-transparency-and#h-22). This rule change became effective on July 11, 2014. The Regulations for the Licensure of Hospitals in Virginia, 12VAC5-410-260 is currently written in a manner that is more restrictive than the federal regulations. This regulatory action will amend the regulations to remove restrictions that are more stringent than federal law.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [004180]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7243 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/14/2016.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Robert Payne  / Director, Office of Licensure and Certification
Address:
9960 Mayland Drive
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.