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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

12VAC5-410-20. Exceptions; variances.

Article 2
General Information

A. In accordance with the § 32.1-124 of the Code of Virginia the provisions of this chapter shall not be applicable to:

1. A dispensary or first aid facility maintained by any commercial or industrial plant, educational institution or convent;

2. An institution licensed by the State Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services Board;

3. An institution or portion thereof licensed by the State Board of Social Services;

4. A hospital owned or operated by an agency of the Commonwealth or of the United States government; or

5. An office of one or more physicians or surgeons unless such office is used principally for performing surgery as defined in 12VAC5-410-10 of this chapter.

B. In accordance with § 32.1-128 of the Code of Virginia nothing in these rules and regulations shall be construed to authorize or require the interference with the supervision, regulation, or treatment of residents, patients, or personnel of any institution operated by and for the adherents of any well-recognized church or denomination who rely upon treatment by mental or spiritual means without the use of any drug or material remedy, provided such institution complies with applicable statutes and regulations on sanitation, life safety and construction design.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-33-500 § 1.2, eff. July 28, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 8, eff. April 1, 1995.

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