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Mandate 1181

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Amend regulations to require protocols for clergy visits
Purpose of legislation
Requires the State Board of Health and the State Board of Social Services to promulgate regulations requiring every licensed hospital, licensed nursing home, certified nursing facility, licensed hospice, and licensed assisted living facility establish a protocol to permit patients and residents to receive visits from the clergy of any religious denomination or sect during a declared public health emergency related to a communicable disease of public health threat.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 525 (2021)
VAC chapters to be amended
12 vac 5 - 371 : Regulations for the Licensure of Nursing Facilities
12 vac 5 - 391 : Regulations for the Licensure of Hospices
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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