Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for the Licensure of Hospitals in Virginia [12 VAC 5 ‑ 410]
Amend Regulations to Require Establisment of Policies to Follow when a Stillbirth Occurs
Action 4499
[Withdrawn 4/7/2022]
General Information
Action Summary Senate Bill 1197 enacted by the 2015 General Assembly, created § 32.1-127(B)(18) of the Code of Virginia which requires the regulations promulgated by the Board to include provisions which shall require each hospital that provides obstetrical services to establish policies to follow when a stillbirth occurs that meet the guidelines pertaining to counseling patients and their families and other aspects of managing stillbirths as specified by the Board in its regulations. The Virginia Department of Health is utilizing the standard regulatory process to amend the Regulations for the Licensure of Hospitals in Virginia (12VAC5-410 et. seq.) to reflect the requirements of § 32.1-127(B)(18) of the Code of Virginia.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004620]
Associated Mandates Hospital Stillbirth Policies
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
7419 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 04/07/2022 after the comment period had ended.
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.