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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 35. Department of Behavioral Health And Developmental Services
Chapter 105. Rules and Regulations for Licensing Providers by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

12VAC35-105-740. Physical examination for residential and inpatient services.

A. Providers of residential or inpatient services shall administer or obtain results of physical exams within 30 days of an individual's admission. The examination must have been conducted within one year of admission to the service. Providers of inpatient services shall administer physical exams within 24 hours of an individual's admission.

B. A physical examination shall include, at a minimum:

1. General physical condition (history and physical);

2. Evaluation for communicable diseases;

3. Recommendations for further diagnostic tests and treatment, if appropriate;

4. Other examinations that may be indicated; and

5. The date of examination and signature of a qualified practitioner.

C. Locations designated for physical examinations shall ensure individual privacy.

D. The provider shall review and follow-up with the results of the physical examination and of any follow-up diagnostic tests, treatments, or examinations in the individual's record.

Statutory Authority

§ 37.2-203 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 18, eff. September 19, 2002; amended, Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 5, eff. December 7, 2011.

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