Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Virginia Department of Health
Board
State Board of Health
chapter
Regulations for the Licensure of Hospitals in Virginia [12 VAC 5 ‑ 410]
Action:
Amend Regulation to Conform to Chapters 219, 233, 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 Code of Virginia § 32.1-127(B), requiring the State Board of Health to promulgate regulations that “require each hospital…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 233 of the 2021 Acts of Assembly, Special Session I amends Code of Virginia § 32.1-127(B)(27), requiring the Board to amend regulations that “require each hospital with an emergency department to establish a protocol for the treatment and discharge of individuals experiencing a substance use-related emergency.” Chapter 525 of the 2021 Acts of Assembly, Special Session I amends Code of Virginia § 32.1-127(B), requiring the Board to promulgate regulations that “require each hospital…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.”
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [6875]
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
9591 Fast-Track DPB review in progress.
 
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.