2002 Uncodified Acts

2002 Virginia Uncodified Acts


An Act to authorize certain certificate of public need.

[S 643]

Approved March 22, 2002

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. Certain certificate of public need authorized.

Notwithstanding the provisions of § 32.1-102.3:2, as currently in effect, or the provisions of any Request For Applications (RFAs) issued by the Commissioner of Health pursuant to § 32.1-102.3:2 designating any planning district as authorized to respond to any RFA, the Commissioner of Health shall authorize and accept an application and may issue a certificate of public need for the conversion of 16 assisted living beds to nursing facility, or extended care services, beds in an existing facility when (i) such application is filed by an existing 224-bed nursing facility located in Chesterfield County within Planning District 15; (ii) the 16 assisted living beds in the existing facility were built to nursing home standards; (iii) the existing facility is operated by a health center commission; (iv) the existing facility has a ninety-five to ninety-six percent occupancy rate; and (v) the converted nursing facility beds are to be dedicated to the provision of care for private pay and Medicare patients.