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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

12VAC5-410-180. Governing body.

A. Each hospital shall have an organized governing body or other legal entity responsible for the management and control of the operation.

The governing body or other legal entity may be an individual, group, corporation or governmental agency.

B. The governing body shall be responsible for insuring compliance with these rules and regulations.

C. The governing body shall provide facilities, personnel and other resources necessary to meet patient and program needs.

D. The governing body shall adopt and maintain written bylaws, rules and regulations in accordance with legal requirements. A copy of said bylaws, rules and regulations including amendments or revisions thereto, shall be made available to the OLC on request.

E. The bylaws, rules and regulations shall include:

1. A statement of purpose;

2. A statement of qualifications for membership and method of selecting members of the governing body;

3. Provisions for the establishment, selection, term of office of committee members and officers;

4. Description of the functions and duties of the governing body, officers, and committees;

5. Specifications for the frequency of meetings, attendance requirements, provision for the order of business and the maintenance of written minutes;

6. A statement of the authority and responsibility delegated to the chief executive officer and to the medical staff;

7. Provision for the selection and appointment of medical staff and the granting of clinical privileges including the provision for current license to practice in Virginia.

8. Provision for the adoption of the medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations;

9. Provision of guidelines for the relationships among the governing body, the chief executive officers, and the medical staff.

10. A policy statement concerning the development and implementation of short- and long-range plans in accordance with Part III (12VAC5-410-650 et seq.) of this chapter.

11. A policy statement relating to conflict of interest on the part of members of the governing body, medical staff and employees who may influence corporate decisions.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-33-500 § 2.2, eff. July 28, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 8, eff. April 1, 1995; Volume 23, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2007.

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