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Virginia Medical Care Facilities Certificate of Public Need Rules and Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 220]
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On this Periodic Review

Review Announcement

Pursuant to Executive Order 17 (2014) and ยงยง 2.2-4007.1 and 2.2-4017 of the Code of Virginia, the Board of Health is conducting a periodic review and small business impact review of VAC citation: 12 VAC 5-200, title of regulation: State Medical Facilities Certificate of Public Need Rules and Regulations.

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The purpose of this review is to determine whether this regulation should be repealed, amended, or retained in its current form.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 March 6, 2017, and ends on March 27, 2017.

Comments may be submitted online to the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall at Comments may also be sent to Name: Erik Bodin, Title: Director, VDH Office of Licensure and Certification, Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 401, Henrico, Virginia, 23233, Telephone: 804-367-2102, 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.

CLOSED     Opened on 3/6/2017 and Ended on 3/27/2017

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 Comment Title  Commenter
COPN Regulations Robert Given  3/27/17  9:19 pm
COPN Laws Anthony Viti  3/27/17  8:30 pm
Repeal COPN Thomas C. Schuler M.D. F.A.C.S., Virginia Spine Institute, CEO and Founder  3/27/17  5:58 pm
Repeal COPN laws John B Malcolm, Urology of Virginia, PLLC  3/27/17  5:44 pm
Public Comment for Periodic Review of 12 VAC 5-220 Reese Jackson, President & CEO, Chesapeake Regional Healthcare  3/27/17  5:20 pm
COPN Regulatory Process Bruce P. Kupper, CEO/Administrator, Medarva Stony Point Surgery Center  3/27/17  4:57 pm
COPN Urology of Virginia  3/27/17  3:27 pm
Retain COPN Regulations Brent Rawlings, Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association  3/27/17  1:35 pm
Copn law Urology of Virginia PLLC  3/27/17  12:54 pm
COPN is archaic and does not support people living with mental illness Cynthia Dudley, Trillium Drop-In Center, Inc.  3/27/17  11:05 am
Copn Michael Williams, MD. Urology of Virginia  3/27/17  9:44 am
Repeal COPN law. Jefferson B Lin  3/27/17  9:30 am
COPN laws must be reformed to help patients in need! Wagner Macula Retina Center, Alan L Wagner MD FACS  3/27/17  9:20 am
repeal of COPN regulations Lawrence Volz MD  3/27/17  8:37 am
COPN regulations Dana Adams  3/27/17  7:32 am
Copn Urology of Virginia  3/26/17  11:36 pm
CON regulation Josh Langston, Urologist  3/26/17  11:18 pm
COPN rules Raman Unnikrishnan MD, Urology of Virginia  3/26/17  8:43 pm
Please repeal COPN rules. Christi Hughart, D.O., FACOS- Urology of Virginia  3/26/17  8:26 pm
COPN David Vincent, Neurosurgical Specialists  3/26/17  3:14 pm
COPN Bruce A Rosenfeld, MD, FACS  3/26/17  3:10 pm
COPN Laws - Change Michael Fabrizio MD FACS  3/26/17  2:30 pm
Please Repeal Virginia COPN Curtis Winter  3/26/17  9:23 am
Repeal COPN JJ Blessing, Hampton Roads Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine  3/24/17  1:39 pm
In support of COPN Deregulation Lindsay A. McHone, Hess Orthopaedic Center and Sports Medicine, PLC  3/24/17  1:06 pm
Repeal Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Centers, Inc.  3/24/17  12:29 pm
Remove COPN regulations for eye surgery & other services Suzanne Everhart DO, Virginia Society of Ophthalmology  3/24/17  11:33 am
Repeal COPN regulations Quanjun Cui, MD, Virginia Orthopaedic Society  3/24/17  11:10 am
COPN repeal Barry Walter, Virginia Surgery Associates  3/23/17  5:33 pm
COPN repeal Barry Walter, Virginia Surgery Associates  3/23/17  5:33 pm
COPN Reform Daniel R. Cavazos,MD; Hampton Roads Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine  3/22/17  6:36 pm
Meaningful Reform Cindy Free, LPTA, CDE II Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists  3/21/17  3:39 pm
Medical Society of Virginia Ralston King, Medical Society of Virginia  3/21/17  1:42 pm
COPN- a barrier to patients receiving high-quality, affordable healthcare William Andrews, OrthoVirginia  3/20/17  4:46 pm
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