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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Virginia Department of Health
Board
State Board of Health
chapter
Regulations for the Licensure of Nursing Facilities [12 VAC 5 ‑ 371]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Action:
Amend Regulation to Conform to Chapters 219 and 525 of the 2021 Acts of Assembly, Special Session I
 
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 219 of the 2021 Acts of Assembly, Special Session I amends Va. Code § 32.1-127(B), requiring the State Board of Health to promulgate regulations that “require each nursing home, and certified nursing facility…to establish and implement policies to ensure the permissible access to and use of an intelligent personal assistant provided by a patient, in accordance with such regulations, while receiving inpatient services.” Chapter 525 of the 2021 Acts of Assembly, Special Session I amends Va. Code § 32.1-127(B), requiring the State Board of Health to promulgate regulations that “require each nursing home, and certified nursing facility…to establish a protocol to allow patients to receive visits from a rabbi, priest, minister, or clergy of any religious denomination or sect consistent with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and subject to compliance with any executive order, order of public health, Department guidance, or any other applicable federal or state guidance having the effect of limiting visitation” when there is “a declared public health emergency related to a communicable disease of public health threat.” This exempt action is being utilized to conform 12VAC5-371-10 et seq. to the Code of Virginia.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
Exempt Citation: Code of Virginia § 2.2-4006(A)(4)(a)
RIS Project Yes  [6877]
Associated Mandates
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9394 Final Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (10/11/2021).
 
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: regulatorycomment@vdh.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)367-2102    FAX: (804)527-4502    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.