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
Amend Regulations to Reflect Legislative Changes
Action 4498
General Information
Action Summary House Bill 1738 enacted by the 2015 General Assembly requires any hospice licensed by the Virginia Department of Health or exempt from licensure pursuant to ยง 32.1-162.2 of the Code of Virginia with a hospice patient residing at home at the time of death to notify every pharmacy that has dispensed partial quantities of a Schedule II controlled substance for a patient with a medical diagnosis documenting a terminal illness, as authorized by federal law, within 48 hours of the patient's death. The Virginia Department of Health is utilizing this exempt action to amend the Regulations for the Licensure of Hospice (12VAC5-391 et. seq.) to reflect this new requirement.
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: Section 2.2-4006 A4a
RIS Project Yes  [004524]
Associated Mandates Reporting deaths of hospice patients
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
7418 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/07/2016.
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.