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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 31. Virginia Emergency Medical Services Regulations

12VAC5-31-2410. Variances.

A. The commissioner is authorized to grant variances for any part or all of these regulations in accordance with the procedures set forth herein. A variance permits temporary specified exceptions to these regulations. A designated regional EMS council may file a written request for a variance with the Office of EMS on specified forms.

1. The written variance request must be submitted for review and recommendations to the governing body of all localities in the service delivery area of the applicant or the designated regional EMS council prior to submission to the Office of EMS.

2. Issuance of a variance does not obligate localities to allow the conditions of such variance if they conflict with local ordinances or regulations.

B. Both the written request and the recommendation of the governing bodies must be submitted together to the Office of EMS.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12, 32.1-111.4, and 32.1-111.11 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 6, eff. January 1, 2008.

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