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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department Of Health
Chapter 221. Regulations Governing Cooperative Agreements
12/2/2020

12VAC5-221-130. Enforcement procedures.

A. If the commissioner has reason to believe that compliance with a cooperative agreement no longer meets the requirements of § 15.2-5384.1 of the Code of Virginia or this chapter, the commissioner shall initiate a proceeding to determine whether compliance with the cooperative agreement no longer meets the requirements of § 15.2-5384.1 of the Code of Virginia or this chapter.

B. In the course of such a proceeding, the commissioner is authorized to seek reasonable modifications to a letter authorizing cooperative agreement. Such modifications shall be with the consent of the parties.

C. The commissioner may revoke a letter authorizing cooperative agreement upon a finding that:

1. The parties are not complying with the terms or conditions of the cooperative agreement or the letter authorizing cooperative agreement;

2. The cooperative agreement is not in substantial compliance with the terms of the parties' application or the letter authorizing cooperative agreement;

3. The benefits resulting from the cooperative agreement no longer outweigh the disadvantages attributable to the reduction in competition resulting from the cooperative agreement;

4. The commissioner's approval was obtained as a result of intentional material misrepresentation to the commissioner or as the result of coercion, threats, or intimidation toward any party to the cooperative agreement; or

5. The parties have failed to pay any fee required by the department or the authority.

D. The proceeding initiated by the commissioner under this section, and any judicial review thereof, shall be held in accordance with and governed by the Virginia Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq. of the Code of Virginia).

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-12 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 34, Issue 01, eff. October 20, 2017.

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