Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Virginia Medical Care Facilities Certificate of Public Need Rules and Regulations [12 VAC 5 ‑ 220]
Amend Regulation after Enactment of Chapter 1271 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly
Action 6301
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 1271 (2020 Acts of Assembly) made extensive revisions to Article 1.1 (ยง 32.1-102.1 et seq.) of Chapter 4 of Title 32.1 of the Code of Virginia, which governs the Certificate of Public Need (COPN) program in VDH. The amendments update 12VAC5-220-10 et seq. to reflect these statutory changes, including changes to what constitutes a completed application, what is exempt from registration and COPN review, when public hearings are required, what are required conditions for COPNs, the timeline for application submission, and numerous updates to the definitions. The regulatory chapter has also been updated to reorganize and revise multiple sections for improved readability.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7636]
Associated Mandates Amend regulation to reflect new and updated COPN process requirements.
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
10099 Fast-Track Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Erik Bodin  / Division Director-COPN, MCHIP and Coop. Agreement
Address: Virginia Department of Health
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 401
Richmond, VA 23233
Email Address:
Phone: (804)367-1889    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.