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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

12VAC5-410-70. Request for issuance.

A. Hospital licenses shall be issued by the commissioner, but all requests for licensing shall be submitted initially to the OLC. The procedure for obtaining the license shall include the following steps:

1. Request for application forms shall be made in writing to the OLC;

2. Application for license or license renewal to establish or maintain a hospital shall be made and submitted to the OLC;

3. All categories of inpatient beds shall be included on the hospital application for licensure in order for the OLC to have an accurate and complete record of the total bed capacity of the facility;

4. Application for initial license, change in license, or license renewal shall be accompanied by a check or money order for the service charge, payable to the OLC; and

5. Application for initial license of a hospital or for additions to an existing licensed hospital must be accompanied by evidence of approval from a representative of the State Fire Marshal and a copy of the occupancy permit issued by the local building official.

6. Application for initial license of a hospital shall include a statement of any agreement made with the commissioner as a condition for Certificate of Public Need approval to provide a level of care at a reduced rate to indigents or accept patients requiring specialized care.

Any initial license issued to any hospital that made such agreement as a condition of its Certificate of Public Need approval shall not be renewed without demonstrating prior to or at the time of applying for license renewal that it is substantially complying with its agreement.

B. The renewal of a hospital license shall be conditioned upon the up-to-date payment of any civil penalties owed as a result of willful refusal, failure, or neglect to honor certain conditions established in their award of a Certificate of Public Need pursuant to § 32.1-102.4 F of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-33-500 § 1.7, eff. July 28, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 8, eff. April 1, 1995; Volume 11, Issue 16, eff. June 1, 1995; Volume 18, Issue 10, eff. February 28, 2002; Volume 23, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2007.

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