Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for the Licensure of Hospitals in Virginia [12 VAC 5 ‑ 410]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amend regulations to reflect legislative changes concerning patient discharge planning
Action 4501
General Information
Action Summary Senate Bill 851 enacted by the 2015 General Assembly, created § 32.1-137.03 of the Code of Virginia which requires every hospital to provide each patient admitted as an inpatient the opportunity to designate an individual who will care for or assist the patient in his residence following discharge from the hospital and to whom the hospital shall provide information regarding the patient's discharge plan and follow-up care. The bill mandates that the Virginia Department of Health promulgate regulations for the implementation of the provisions contained within § 32.1-137.03 of the Code of Virginia. The Virginia Department of Health is utilizing this exempt action to amend the Regulations for the Licensure of Hospitals in Virginia (12VAC5-410 et. seq.) to reflect the requirements of § 32.1-137.03 of the Code of Virginia.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: Section 2.2-4006 A4a
RIS Project Yes  [004526]
Associated Mandates Hospital Discharge Planning 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
7421 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/08/2016.
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.