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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for Licensure of Abortion Facilities [REPEALED] [12 VAC 5 ‑ 412]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Repeal Regulation to Conform to Chapters 898 and 899 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly
General Information
Action Summary Chapters 898 and 899 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly repeal the statutory provision classifying facilities that perform five or more first trimester abortions per month as a category of hospital, thereby removing such facilities from the Board’s regulatory authority. Thus, the Board repeals 12 VAC 5-412 to be effective in accordance with Virginia Code § 2.2-4015 and no earlier than July 1, 2020.
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  [006352]
Associated Mandates Repealing regulations around first term abortion facilities and hospital standards
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
8945 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/08/2020.
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: ()-