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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for the Licensure of Hospices [12 VAC 5 ‑ 391]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Amend Regulation to Conform to Chapter 846 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 846 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly amends Va. Code § 32.1-127(B), which requires that the State Board of Health permit “[h]ospice and hospice facility employees who are authorized to possess, distribute, or administer medications to patients…to store, dispense, or administer cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil to a patient who has been issued a valid written certification for the use of cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil in accordance with subsection B of § 54.1-3408.3 and has registered with the Board of Pharmacy.” This exempt action is being utilized to conform 12VAC5-391-10 et seq. to the Code of Virginia.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006(A)(4)(a)
RIS Project Yes  [006335]
Associated Mandates Amending regulation to permit hospices to store, dispense or administer cannabidiol oil or THC-A oil
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
8956 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/06/2020.
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: ()-