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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 Conform to Provisions of HB1777 of 2017 Session
 
General Information
Action Summary House Bill 1777 enacted by the 2017 General Assembly amends § 32.1-127 of the Code of Virginia to require the Board of Health to include in the Regulations for the Licensure of Hospitals the requirement that hospitals providing psychiatric services establish a protocol to address the refusal for admission of medically stable patients referred for psychiatric care. The protocol would include direct verbal communication between the on-call psychiatric physician and the referring physician and prohibits on-call physicians or other hospital staff from refusing a request for direct verbal communication by a referring physician. The Virginia Department of Health is utilizing this exempt action to amend the Regulations for the Licensure of Hospitals (12VAC5-410 et. seq.) to reflect this new requirement
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006(A)(4)(A)
RIS Project Yes  [005385]
Associated Mandates Amend Hospital Regulations – Psychiatric Services/Denial of Admissions
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
7952 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/21/2018.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Domica Winstead  / Policy Analyst
Address: VDH Office of Licensure and Certification
9960 Mayland Drive, Ste. 401
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address: Domica.Winstead@vdh.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-2157    FAX: (804)527-4502    TDD: ()-