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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 410. Regulations for the Licensure of Hospitals in Virginia
1/30/2023

12VAC5-410-140. Inspection procedure.

A. The OLC may presume that a hospital accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and certified for participation in Title XVIII of the Social Security Act (Medicare) generally meets the requirements of Part II (12VAC5-410-170 et seq.) of this chapter provided the following conditions are met:

1. The hospital provides to the OLC, upon request, a copy of the most current accreditation survey findings made by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; and

2. The hospital notifies the OLC within 10 days after receipt of any notice of revocation or denial of accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

B. The OLC may presume that a unit or part of a hospital licensed or certified by another state agency, or another section, bureau or division of the OLC meets the requirements of Part II of this chapter for that specific unit or part provided the following conditions are met:

1. The hospital provides the OLC, upon request, a copy of the most current inspection report made by the other state agency; and

2. The hospital notifies the OLC within 10 days after receipt of any notice of revocation or suspension by the other state agency.

C. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter to the contrary, if the licensing agency finds, after inspection, violations pertaining to environmental health or life safety, the hospital shall receive a written licensing report of such findings. The hospital shall be required to submit a plan of correction in accordance with provisions of 12VAC5-410-150.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-127 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-33-500 § 1.14, eff. July 28, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 8, eff. April 1, 1995; Volume 11, Issue 16, eff. June 1, 1995; Volume 23, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2007.

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