Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for the Licensure of Hospices [12 VAC 5 ‑ 391]
Amend Regulation Following Periodic Review
Action 5455
General Information
Action Summary The Virginia Board of Health recently concluded a periodic review of 12VAC5-391, in which it decided to amend the regulation. Part of the amendments contemplated include a repeal of 12VAC5-391-330(B). This subsection currently requires that a hospice’s medical director have admitting privileges at one or more hospitals or nursing homes that provide inpatient service to the hospice’s patients. This repeal will remove the admitting privileges requirement. A reference to an outdated Personal Care Aide Training Curriculum is also replaced by a new training option for hospice program volunteers. This action will also bring current several out-of-date references and associated Documents Incorporated by Reference in the regulations.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [006102]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 12/23/2015
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
8861 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.