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 Conform to Chapters 271 and 682 of the 2018 Acts of Assembly
Action 5268
General Information
Action Summary Chapters 271 and 682 of the 2018 Acts of Assembly required the Board of Health to include in its regulations governing hospitals a provision that directs each hospital to establish a protocol requiring the hospital, before arranging for air medical transport for a patient who does not have an emergency medical condition, to provide the patient or his authorized representative electronic or written notice that the patient may have a choice of air medical transportation or medically appropriate ground transportation by an emergency medical services provider and will be responsible for charges incurred for such transportation in the event that the transportation provider is not a contacted network provider of the patient’s health insurance carrier or the charges are otherwise not covered in full or in part by the patient’s health insurance plan. The provisions of Chapters 271 and 682 become effective March 1, 2019.
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(A)(4)(a) of the Code of Virginia
RIS Project Yes  [005817]
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
8598 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/10/2019.
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.