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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 431. Sanitary Regulations for Hotels
4/13/2024

12VAC5-431-160. Submission of plans, specifications and other data.

Whenever a hotel is constructed or remodeled or whenever an existing structure is converted to use as a hotel, properly prepared plans and specifications for such construction, remodeling, or conversion shall be submitted to the director for review and approval before construction, remodeling or conversion is begun. The plans and specifications shall detail such items as the layout of the hotel, plans for proposed buildings and structures, the proposed water source and distribution system, and the proposed sewage disposal system. Detailed plans and specifications shall be submitted for the food service establishment and swimming pool, if applicable. The director or the designee shall approve the plans and specifications if they meet the requirements of these regulations. No hotel shall be constructed, remodeled, or converted except in accordance with plans and specifications approved by the director or the designee. The director may waive the requirement for plans for minor modifications and renovations.

Whenever plans and specifications are required to be submitted to and approved by the director or his designee, he shall inspect the hotel prior to its beginning operation to determine compliance with the approved plans and specifications and with the requirements of these regulations.

The director's or designee's approval of any plans or specifications is no guarantee that plans or specifications are without error and the owner shall have final responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the plan and specifications, including subsequent construction and installation.

Statutory Authority

§§ 35.1-11 and 35.1-13 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 18, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2002.

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