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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Regulations for the Licensure of Nursing Facilities [12 VAC 5 ‑ 371]
Amend regulations to revise construction standards for nursing facilities
Action 4089 / Stage 8860
Final Stage  
red ball Final Text 2/25/2021  8:19 am  
pdf Agency Background Document 12/20/2019   (modified 2/2/2021)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 3/2/2020    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 1/7/2021   

Changes to Text Changes have been made to the text since the proposed stage was last published in the Register.
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 12/20/2019
Review Completed: 3/2/2020
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 3/2/2020
Review Completed: 3/23/2020
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 9/16/2020
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 1/7/2021
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 2/2/2021
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 3/1/2021    Volume: 37  Issue: 14
Comment Period Ended 3/31/2021
Effective Date 3/31/2021
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:
Telephone: (804)367-2102    FAX: (804)527-4502    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this chapter.


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Action 4089:
Amend regulations to revise construction standards for nursing facilities
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (6776) Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/06/2013.
Proposed   (7336) Stage complete. Comment period ended 05/06/2016.
Final   (8860) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/31/2021.
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