Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for the Licensure of Hospices [12 VAC 5 ‑ 391]
Review 1473
Periodic Review of this Chapter
Includes a Small Business Impact Review
Date Filed: 12/23/2015
Notice of Periodic Review
Pursuant to Executive Order 17 (2014) and ยงยง 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, the Department of Health is conducting a periodic review and small business impact review of VAC citation: 12 VAC 5--391, title of regulation: Regulations for the Licensure of Hospices.

The review of this regulation will be guided by the principles in Executive Order 17 (2014).

The purpose of this review is to determine whether this regulation should be repealed, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.

The comment period begins January 25, 2016, and ends on February 15, 2016.

Comments may be submitted online to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at Comments may also be sent to Name: Susan Puglisi, Title: Policy Analyst, Address: Virginia Department of Health, Office of Licensure and Certification, 9960 Mayland Drive, Ste. 401, City: Richmond, State: Virginia, Zip: 23233, Telephone: (804)367-2157, FAX: (804)527-4502, email address:

Comments must include the commenter's name and address (physical or email) information in order to receive a response to the comment from the agency. Following the close of the public comment period, a report of both reviews will be posted on the Town Hall and a report of the small business impact review will be published in the Virginia Register of Regulations.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Joseph Hilbert  / Deputy Commissioner, Govt & Reg Affairs
Address: Virginia Department of Health
109 Governor Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)864-7001    FAX: (804)864-7022    TDD: ()-   
Publication of Notice in the Register and Public Comment Period
Published in the Virginia Register on 1/25/2016
Comment Period begins on the publication date and ended on 2/15/2016

Comments Received: 10

Review Result
Amend the regulation
pdf TH-07 Periodic Review Report of Findings   (11/5/2019)
Action Implementing the Result
Action ID #5455: Amend Regulation Following Periodic Review
Attorney General Certification
Submitted to OAG: 12/23/2015
Attorney General review in progress.