Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
12/7/2021

Chapter 40. Regulations Governing Emergency Contact Information

18VAC76-40-10. Requirement to report.

In accordance with provisions of § 54.1-2506.1 of the Code of Virginia, the following persons or entities who hold a license, certificate, registration, or permit issued by a board within the Department of Health Professions and whose address of record is in Virginia, a contiguous state, or the District of Columbia shall report emergency contact information as required by this chapter:

1. Assisted living facility administrators;

2. Athletic trainers;

3. Licensed massage therapists;

4. Clinical psychologists;

5. Clinical social workers;

6. Dentists;

7. Dental hygienists;

8. Funeral service licensees, embalmers, and funeral directors;

9. Licensed acupuncturists;

10. Licensed practical nurses;

11. Licensed professional counselors;

12. Medical equipment suppliers;

13. Nursing home administrators;

14. Pharmacists;

15. Pharmacy technicians;

16. Physical therapists;

17. Physician assistants;

18. Radiologic technologists;

19. Registered nurses;

20. Respiratory care practitioners;

21. Surface transportation and removal service registrants;

22. Veterinarians; and

23. Wholesaler distributors of pharmaceuticals.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2506.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 21, eff. July 28, 2004; amended, Virginia Register Volume 21, Issue 19, eff. August 15, 2005; Volume 31, Issue 3, eff. November 20, 2014; Volume 36, Issue 2, eff November 1, 2019.

18VAC76-40-20. Emergency contact information.

A. Upon a request from the department, a person or entity listed in 18VAC76-40-10 shall be required to report the following information for contact in the event of a public health emergency or for dissemination of public health information:

1. An email address at which the person or entity may be sent information concerning the emergency; and

2. A number at which the person or entity may be contacted or sent information by text.

B. A person or entity shall only be required to report those numbers or email addresses to which he has direct access.

C. Information collected for the purpose of disseminating notification of a public health emergency or public health information or providing information related to serving during a public health emergency shall not be published or made available for any other purpose.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2506.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 21, eff. July 28, 2004; amended, Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 18, eff. July 1, 2009; Volume 36, Issue 2, eff November 1, 2019.

18VAC76-40-30. Time limit for reporting.

A licensee, certificate or permit holder or registrant shall provide the required emergency contact information within a time period specified by the Director of the Department of Health Professions to be no less than 30 days or greater than 90 days from receipt of the request or notification from the department. Whenever there is a change in the information that has been provided, the licensee, certificate or permit holder or registrant shall provide revised information to the department within 30 days.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2506.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 20, Issue 21, eff. July 28, 2004.

FORMS (18VAC76-40).

To provide emergency contact information in accordance with instructions from the Department of Health Professions or to update information, login to the online licensing site at https://www.license.dhp.virginia.gov/license/.

Website addresses provided in the Virginia Administrative Code to documents incorporated by reference are for the reader's convenience only, may not necessarily be active or current, and should not be relied upon. To ensure the information incorporated by reference is accurate, the reader is encouraged to use the source document described in the regulation.

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