Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
6/25/2024

Part I. General Information

12VAC5-540-10. Authority.

In accordance with the provisions of § 32.1-122.5 of the Code of Virginia, the State Board of Health is required to establish criteria for determining medically underserved areas within the Commonwealth and include in these criteria the need for medical care services in the state facilities operated by the Departments of Corrections, Juvenile Justice, and Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. The criteria are required to be quantifiable measures, sensitive to the unique characteristics of urban and rural jurisdictions.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-122.5 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-40-500 § 1.1, eff. July 3, 1991; amended, Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 7, eff. December 30, 2015.

12VAC5-540-20. Purpose.

The purpose of identifying medically underserved areas within the Commonwealth is to establish geographic areas in need of additional primary health care services. Further, these medically underserved areas may become eligible for assistance to establish primary care medical centers.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-122.5 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR355-40-500 § 1.2, eff. July 3, 1991; amended, Virginia Register Volume 32, Issue 7, eff. December 30, 2015.

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