Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
1/30/2023

12VAC5-410-650. General building and physical plant information.

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

In addition, hospitals shall be designed and constructed consistent with Part 1 and Part 2 of the 2018 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals 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 (13VAC5-63) and be consistent with Part 1 and Part 2 of the 2018 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals of the Facility Guidelines Institute.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-33-500 § 3.1, eff. July 28, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 8, eff. April 1, 1995; Volume 22, Issue 8, eff. January 25, 2006; Volume 23, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2007; Volume 26, Issue 22, eff. August 4, 2010; Volume 37, Issue 19, eff. June 9, 2021.

12VAC5-410-655. Additional building regulations and standards.

A. The use of an incinerator shall require permitting from the nearest regional permitting office for the Department of Environmental Quality.

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

C. Each hospital shall establish a monitoring program for the internal enforcement of all applicable fire and safety laws and regulations.

D. All radiological machines shall be registered with the Office of Radiological Health of the Virginia Department of Health. Installation, calibration and testing of machines and storage facilities shall comply with 12VAC5-480.

E. A hospital's food services operation shall comply with 12VAC5-421.

F. Hospital 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 8, eff. January 25, 2006.

12VAC5-410-660. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-33-500 §§ 3.2-3.7, eff. July 28, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 8, eff. April 1, 1995; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 8, eff. January 25, 2006.

12VAC5-410-720. Drawings and specifications.

A. Architectural drawings and specifications for all new construction or for additions, alterations or renovations to any existing building shall be dated, stamped with licensure seal and signed by the architect. The architect shall certify that the drawings and specifications were prepared to conform to building code requirements. The certification shall be forwarded to the OLC.

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

C. Upon completion of the construction, the hospital 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

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-33-500 § 3.8, eff. July 28, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 8, eff. April 1, 1995; Volume 11, Issue 16, eff. June 1, 1995; Volume 22, Issue 8, eff. January 25, 2006; Volume 23, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2007.

12VAC5-410-730. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-33-500 §§ 3.9-3.11, eff. July 28, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 8, eff. April 1, 1995; Volume 11, Issue 16, eff. June 1, 1995; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 8, eff. January 25, 2006.

12VAC5-410-760. Long-term care nursing units.

Construction and renovation of long-term care nursing units, including intermediate and skilled nursing care nursing units, shall be designed and constructed consistent with section 2.2-2.13 of Part 2 of the 2018 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals of the Facility Guidelines Institute pursuant to § 32.1-127.001 of the Code of Virginia.

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 (13VAC5-63) and be consistent with section 2.2-2.13 of Part 2 of the 2018 Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospitals of the Facility Guidelines Institute

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-33-500 § 3.12, eff. July 28, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 8, eff. April 1, 1995; Volume 22, Issue 8, eff. January 25, 2006; Volume 23, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2007; Volume 37, Issue 19, eff. June 9, 2021.

12VAC5-410-770. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-33-500 §§ 3.13-3.50, eff. July 28, 1993; amended, Virginia Register Volume 11, Issue 8, eff. April 1, 1995; Volume 11, Issue 16, eff. June 1, 1995; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 8, eff. January 25, 2006.

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