Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations Governing Tourist Establishment Swimming Pools and Other Public Pools [12 VAC 5 ‑ 460]
Amend Regulations as a Result of Periodic Review
Action 5996
General Information
Action Summary The Regulations Governing Tourist Establishment Swimming Pools and Other Public Pools (hereafter, “Regulations”) protect public health and safety at public swimming pools, saunas, and other similar water recreational facilities located at tourist establishments (campgrounds, hotels, and summer camps). This action, following a periodic review concluded in April of 2022, seeks to amend the regulatory text to ensure an effective regulatory program governing water facility safety is maintained throughout the Commonwealth. This action will: remove outdated information; add and amend text to reflect best practices and the latest science from industry, academia, public health experts, and other stakeholders; clarify regulatory and enforcement standards; and include any additional amendments deemed necessary in response to public comment or input from subject matter experts.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7147]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 3/2/2021
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
9687 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 01/23/2023 after the comment period had ended.
9966 NOIRA Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Briana Bill  / Program Manager, Tourist Establishments & General
Address: Virginia Dept of Health
109 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23235
Email Address:
Phone: (805)584-6340    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-