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Mandate 1179

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Amend regulations related to use of intelligent personal assistants at nursing facilities and hospitals
Purpose of legislation
Requires the State Board of Health to promulgate regulations requiring hospitals, nursing homes, and certified nursing facilities to establish and implement policies ensuring access and use of intelligent personal assistants provided by patients while receiving inpatient services. The policies have to protect health information in accordance with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
Legislation mandating a change Chap 219 (2021)
VAC chapters to be amended
12 vac 5 - 371 : Regulations for the Licensure of Nursing Facilities
12 vac 5 - 410 : Regulations for the Licensure of Hospitals in Virginia
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 5820: Amend Regulation to Conform to Chapters 219 and 525 of the 2021 Acts of Assembly, Special Session I
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