Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
1/22/2022

Part V. Physical Environment

12VAC5-371-410. Architectural drawings and specifications.

A. All construction of new buildings and additions, renovations , alterations, or repairs of existing buildings for occupancy as a nursing facility shall conform to state and local codes, zoning ordinances, and the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (13VAC5-63).

In addition, nursing facilities shall be designed and constructed consistent with Parts 1 and 2 and section 3.1 of Part 3 of the 2018 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities of the Facility Guidelines Institute pursuant to § 32.1-127.001 of the Code of Virginia.

B. Architectural drawings and specifications for all new construction or for additions, alterations or renovations to any existing building, shall be dated, stamped with professional seal, and signed by the architect. The architect shall certify that the drawings and specifications were prepared to conform to the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code and be consistent with Parts 1 and 2 and section 3.1 of Part 3 of the 2018 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities of the Facility Guidelines Institute.

C. Additional approval may include a Certificate of Public Need.

D. Upon completion of the construction, the nursing facility shall maintain a complete set of legible "as built" drawings showing all construction, fixed equipment, and mechanical and electrical systems, as installed or built.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-127 and 32.1-127.001 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 7, eff. January 11, 2006; Volume 23, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2007; Volume 26, Issue 22, eff. August 4, 2010; Volume 37, Issue 14, eff. March 31, 2021.

12VAC5-371-420. Building inspection and classification.

All buildings shall be inspected and approved as required by the appropriate building regulatory entity. Approval shall be a Certificate of Use and Occupancy indicating the building is classified for its proposed licensed purpose.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-127 and 32.1-127.001 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1997; amended, Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 14, eff. March 31, 2021.

12VAC5-371-425. Additional building regulations and standards.

A. Water shall be obtained from an approved water supply system. Nursing facilities shall be connected to sewage systems approved by the Department of Health or the Department of Environmental Quality.

B. Each nursing facility shall establish a monitoring program for the internal enforcement of all applicable fire and safety laws and regulations.

C. The nursing facility's food services operation shall comply with 12VAC5-421.

D. Nursing facility pharmacy services shall comply with Chapter 33 (§ 54.1-3300 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia and 18VAC110-20.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 7, eff. January 11, 2006.

12VAC5-371-430. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1997; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 7, eff. January 11, 2006.

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