Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for the Licensure of Hospitals in Virginia [12 VAC 5 ‑ 410]
Amend Regulations to Conform to Ch. 433 of the 2019 Acts of Assembly
Action 5453
General Information
Action Summary Ch. 433 of the 2019 Acts of Assembly amended and reenacted Va. Code § 32.1-134.01 to add perinatal anxiety to the list of information hospitals are required to make available to maternity patients, the father of the infant, and other relevant family members or caretakers such patients’ release. The existing list of information from that Code section is not currently included in the hospital regulations and the Board is using this action to conform to the requirements of Va. Code § 32.1-134.01. The Board is also using this action to correct a spelling error in 12VAC5-410-441.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [006145]
Associated Mandates Amend regulations to add perinatal anxiety
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
8857 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 04/15/2021.
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.