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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 391. Regulations for the Licensure of Hospice

12VAC5-391-30. License.

A. A license to operate a hospice program is issued to a person.

B. The State Health Commissioner shall issue or renew a license to establish or operate a hospice program if the commissioner finds that the hospice program is in compliance with the law and this chapter.

C. A separate license shall be required for hospice programs maintained at separate locations, even though they are owned or are operated under the same management.

D. Every hospice program shall be designated by an appropriate name. The name shall not be changed without first notifying the OLC.

E. Licenses shall not be transferred or assigned.

F. Any person establishing, conducting, maintaining, or operating a hospice program without a license shall be guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor according to § 32.1-27 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-162.5 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 21, Issue 23, eff. November 1, 2005; amended, Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 11, eff. March 5, 2008.

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