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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for the Licensure of Hospices [12 VAC 5 ‑ 391]
Amend Regulation Following Periodic Review
General Information
Action Summary The Virginia Board of Health recently concluded a periodic review of 12VAC5-391, in which it decided to amend the regulation. Part of the amendments contemplated include a repeal of 12VAC5-391-330(B). This subsection currently requires that a hospice’s medical director have admitting privileges at one or more hospitals or nursing homes that provide inpatient service to the hospice’s patients. This repeal will remove the admitting privileges requirement. A reference to an outdated Personal Care Aide Training Curriculum is also replaced by a new training option for hospice program volunteers. This action will also bring current several out-of-date references and associated Documents Incorporated by Reference in the regulations.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [006102]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Dated 12/23/2015
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
8861 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/15/2021.
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.