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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]
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Amend Regulation to Suspend Portion of 2017 Rulemaking
General Information
Action Summary The Henrico Circuit Court issued an Order in Melendez v. State Board of Health (Case No. CL17-1164) that suspended the amendments made to 13 sections of 12VAC5-412 in 2017. This action amends those 13 sections to return them to the standards that were in effect prior to the 2017 amendments.
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: 2,2-4006(A)4(b)
RIS Project Yes  [005858]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
Not applicable
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
8565 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/15/2019.
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: ()-

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