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Guidance Document Information
Title Disaster Exemption for Temporary Bed Increases
Document ID OLC-1005-G
Summary This document was created to implement the processes by which disaster exemptions are granted, so that licensed entities temporarily increasing beds in excess of their approved bed counts in response to a disaster are not in violation of applicable laws and regulations.
Effective Date 1/9/2020
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Explanation or Citations Code of Virginia ยงยง 32.1-102.2(A)(7) and 32.1-127(B)(24); 12VAC5-220-100(B); 12VAC5-371-40(J); and 12VAC5-410-110(C)

This document applies to the following chapters
[12 VAC 5-220] Virginia Medical Care Facilities Certificate of Public Need Rules and Regulations
[12 VAC 5-371] Regulations for the Licensure of Nursing Facilities
[12 VAC 5-410] Regulations for the Licensure of Hospitals in Virginia
Public Comment Forums / Change History
Proposed Change Register Date Status
The Office of Licensure and Certification (OLC) has developed this new document as a means of providing guidance on temporary bed increases for hospitals and nursing homes in response to a disaster. The document includes instructions on how a facility may request a temporary bed increase; the circum.... 12/9/2019 Forum ended on 1/8/2020 with 2 Comments.

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