Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for the Licensure of Nursing Facilities [12 VAC 5 ‑ 371]
Amend Regulation to Incorporate Legislative Mandates from 2021, 2020, 2005, and 2004; to Update Terms to Match Statutory Language; and to Update Licensure Provisions
Action 6170
General Information
Action Summary This fast-track action is being utilized to conform 12VAC5-371-10 et seq. to the Code of Virginia and to update out-of-date regulatory provisions. Changes include amendments to address mandates found in: • Chapter 72 of the 2021 Acts of Assembly, Special Session I (prohibition on discriminating against health insurance enrollee on the basis of the enrollee being a litigant or potential litigant due to a motor vehicle accident); • Chapters 10 and 11 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly, Special Session I (visitation during public health emergencies); • Chapter 829 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly (obligations with regards to the Sex Offenders and Crimes Against Minors Registry); • Chapters 1080 and 1081 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly (prohibition on balance billing); • Chapter 1278 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly (replacing occurrences of THC-A oil and cannabidiol oil with cannabis oil); • Chapters 177 and 222 of the 2005 Acts of Assembly (design and construction guidelines for nursing facilities); and • Chapter 762 of the 2004 Acts of Assembly (immunization standards for influenza and pneumonia). The changes include including removing unused terminology, improving terminology consistency, providing definitions for terms to match current clinical and industry practices, moving regulatory provisions to the appropriate part of 12VAC5-371-10 et seq., and revising provisions related to the licensing process and oversight procedures.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [6021]
Associated Mandates
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
9898 Fast-Track Secretary of Health and Human Resources 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:
Phone: (804)367-2102    FAX: (804)527-4502    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.