12VAC5-371-410. Architectural drawings and specifications.
A. All construction of new buildings and additions,
or, alterations, or repairs of existing
buildings for occupancy as a nursing facility shall conform to state and local
codes, zoning and building ordinances, and the Virginia Uniform
Statewide Building Code (13VAC5-63).
In addition, nursing facilities shall be designed and
according to Part consistent with Parts 1 and 2
and sections 4.11 through 4.28 3.1 and 3.2 of Part 4
3 of the 2010 2014 Guidelines for Design and Construction
of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities of the
Facilities Facility Guidelines Institute (formerly of the
American Institute of Architects). However, the requirements of the Uniform
Statewide Building Code and local zoning and building ordinances shall take
precedence pursuant to § 32.1-127.001 of the Code of Virginia.
B. Architectural drawings and specifications for all new
construction or for additions, alterations or renovations to any existing
building, shall be dated, stamped with
seal, and signed by the architect. The architect shall certify that the
drawings and specifications were prepared to conform to building code
requirements the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and be
consistent with Parts 1 and 2 and sections 3.1 and 3.2 of Part 3 of the 2014
Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support
Facilities of the Facility Guidelines Institute. The certification shall
be forwarded to the OLC.
C. Additional approval may include a Certificate of Public Need.
D. Upon completion of the construction, the nursing facility shall maintain a complete set of legible "as built" drawings showing all construction, fixed equipment, and mechanical and electrical systems, as installed or built.
Building inspection and classification. (Repealed.)
All buildings shall be inspected and approved as required by the appropriate building regulatory entity. Approval shall be a Certificate of Use and Occupancy indicating the building is classified for its proposed licensed purpose.
DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (12VAC5-371)
Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential
Health, Care, and Support Facilities, 2014 Edition,
Guideline Facility Guidelines Institute (formerly of the American
Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture), 2010 Edition, http://www.fgiguidelines.org
Guidelines for Preventing Health Care-Associated Pneumonia, 2003, MMWR 53 (RR03), Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Prevention and Control of Influenza, MMWR 53 (RR06), Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention