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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 220. Virginia Medical Care Facilities Certificate of Public Need Rules and Regulations
6/6/2020

12VAC5-220-100. Requirements for Reviewable Medical Care Facility Projects; Exceptions.

Part III
Mandatory Requirements

A. Prior to initiating a reviewable medical care facility project the owner or sponsor shall obtain a certificate of public need from the commissioner. In the case of an acquisition of an existing medical care facility, the notification requirement set forth in 12VAC5-220-120 shall be met.

B. Projects involving a temporary increase in the total number of beds in an existing hospital or nursing home shall be exempt from the requirement for a certificate, for a period of no more than 30 days, if the commissioner has determined that a natural or man-made disaster has caused the evacuation of a hospital or nursing home and that a public health emergency exists due to a shortage of hospital or nursing home beds.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-102.2 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-30-000 § 3.1, eff. June 30, 1993; amended, Volume 10, Issue 17, eff. June 15, 1994; Volume 35, Issue 24, eff. August 23, 2019.

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