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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Mandate 1180

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Amend regulations concerning designated support persons for hospice and hospitals
Purpose of legislation
Requires every medical care facility, as defined in the bill, to allow a person with a disability who requires assistance as a result of such disability to be accompanied by a designated support person who will provide support and assistance necessary due to the specifics of the person’s disability to the person with a disability during an admission to such medical care facility.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 220 (2021)
VAC chapters to be amended
12 vac 5 - 371 : Regulations for the Licensure of Nursing Facilities
12 vac 5 - 410 : Regulations for the Licensure of Hospitals in Virginia
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 6159: Amend Regulation to Conform to Chapters 72 and 220 (2021 Acts of Assembly, Special Session I), to Conform to Chapters 1080, 1081, and 1088 (2020 Acts of Assembly), and to Update Clinical Standards
Latest Stage: Fast-Track
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