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

12VAC5-391-40. Exemption from licensure.

A. This chapter is not applicable to hospice programs described in § 32.1-162.2 of the Code of Virginia.

B. The hospice program must file a request for exemption from licensure in writing to the director of the OLC. The request shall contain documentation explaining the hospice program's relationship to the practice of religious tenets of a recognized church or denomination.

C. The hospice program shall be notified in writing that the exemption from licensure has been registered.

D. Exempt hospice programs shall remain subject to complaint investigations in keeping with state law.

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; Volume 26, Issue 26, eff. September 30, 2010.

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