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Code of Virginia
Title 35.1. Hotels, Restaurants, Summer Camps, and Campgrounds
Chapter 3. Licenses; Inspections
11/30/2021

§ 35.1-22. Periodic inspections.

The Commissioner shall cause each restaurant, summer camp, and campground in the Commonwealth to be inspected at least annually, with no more than 12 months elapsing between each such inspection, in accordance with applicable provisions of this title and the regulations of the Board. However, no restaurant, summer camp, or campground shall receive additional inspections until all other restaurants, summer camps, or campgrounds in that locality, as defined in § 15.2-102, respectively, have also been inspected, unless the additional inspections are (i) necessary to follow up on a preoperational inspection or one or more violations; (ii) required by a uniformly applied risk-based schedule established by the Department; (iii) necessary to investigate a complaint regarding the restaurant, summer camp, or campground; or (iv) otherwise deemed necessary by the Commissioner or his designee to protect the health and safety of the public.

The Commissioner, as he deems appropriate, shall cause each hotel in the Commonwealth to be inspected in accordance with applicable provisions of this title and the regulations of the Board. However, no hotel shall receive additional inspections until all other hotels in that locality, as defined in § 15.2-102, have also been inspected, unless the additional inspections are (a) necessary to follow up on a preoperational inspection or one or more violations, (b) required by a uniformly applied risk-based schedule established by the Department, (c) necessary to investigate a complaint regarding the hotel, or (d) otherwise deemed necessary by the Commissioner or his designee to protect the health and safety of the public.

If at any time the Commissioner finds that a hotel, restaurant, summer camp, or campground is not in compliance with applicable provisions of this title or regulations of the Board, he may revoke or suspend the license of that hotel, restaurant, summer camp, or campground.

Code 1950, §§ 35-4, 35-6, 35-7, 35-15, 35-23, 35-46, 35-47, 35-51, 35-56; 1981, c. 468; 1996, cc. 200, 834; 2016, c. 581; 2017, c. 465.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.