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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]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Action:
Amend regulations to reflect legislative changes concerning patient discharge planning
 
General Information
Action Summary Senate Bill 851 enacted by the 2015 General Assembly, created § 32.1-137.03 of the Code of Virginia which requires every hospital to provide each patient admitted as an inpatient the opportunity to designate an individual who will care for or assist the patient in his residence following discharge from the hospital and to whom the hospital shall provide information regarding the patient's discharge plan and follow-up care. The bill mandates that the Virginia Department of Health promulgate regulations for the implementation of the provisions contained within § 32.1-137.03 of the Code of Virginia. The Virginia Department of Health is utilizing this exempt action to amend the Regulations for the Licensure of Hospitals in Virginia (12VAC5-410 et. seq.) to reflect the requirements of § 32.1-137.03 of the Code of Virginia.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
Exempt Citation: Section 2.2-4006 A4a
RIS Project Yes  [004526]
Associated Mandates Hospital Discharge Planning Requirements
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
7421 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/08/2016.
 
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.