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Code of Virginia
Title 32.1. Health
Chapter 3. Medical Care Services
1/27/2022

Chapter 3. Medical Care Services.

Article 1. Medical Assistance Program.

§ 32.1-74. Repealed.

Repealed by Acts 1984, c. 781, effective March 1, 1985.

§ 32.1-76.1. Repealed.

Repealed by Acts 1984, c. 629.

§ 32.1-76.2. Repealed.

Repealed by Acts 1984, c. 781, effective March 1, 1985.

Article 2. Maternal and Child Health Services and Crippled Children's Services.

§ 32.1-77. State plans for maternal and child health services and children's specialty services.

A. The Board is authorized to prepare, amend from time to time and submit to the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, state plans for maternal and child health services and children's specialty services pursuant to Title V of the United States Social Security Act and any amendments thereto.

B. The Commissioner is authorized to administer such plans and to receive and expend federal funds for the administration thereof in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

Code 1950, § 32-165; 1979, c. 711; 1987, c. 427.

§ 32.1-77.1. State-certified doulas; certification.

A. As used in this section, "state-certified doula" means a trained, community-based nonmedical professional who provides continuous physical, emotional, and informational support to a pregnant person during the antepartum or intrapartum period or during the period up to one year postpartum and who has been certified by a body approved by the Board for such purpose in accordance with the provisions of this section.

B. No person shall use or assume the title "state-certified doula" unless such person is a community-based doula who (i) has received training and education as a doula from an entity approved by a body approved by the Board for such purpose and (ii) has been certified as a doula by a body approved by the Board for such purpose.

C. No entity shall hold itself out as providing training and education necessary to meet the requirements of clause (i) of subsection B unless its curriculum and training program has been approved by a body approved by the Board for such purpose.

D. The Board shall adopt regulations setting forth the requirements for (i) use of the title "state-certified doula" and (ii) training and education necessary to satisfy the requirements for certification by the Department as a state-certified doula.

E. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection B, a person who is certified by a national credentialing organization that is approved by a body approved by the Board for such purpose who does not meet the requirements of clause (i) of subsection B shall also be eligible for state certification.

F. Certification requirements for state-certified doulas shall reflect national best practices pertaining to community-based doula training and certification.

G. The Department shall make a registry of state-certified doulas in the Commonwealth available to the public through a body approved by the Board to certify doulas. The Department shall also make a list of entities approved to provide training and education necessary to meet the requirements of clause (i) of subsection B available to the public through a body approved by the Board to certify doulas.

H. Nothing in this section shall prohibit any person from practicing as a doula in the Commonwealth, regardless of whether such person is certified in accordance with the provisions of this section.

2020, c. 724.

§ 32.1-78. Reporting information about children with health problems or handicapping conditions.

Notwithstanding § 32.1-271 or any other law to the contrary, the Commissioner shall report to the Superintendent of Public Instruction or to the appropriate school division superintendent within the Commonwealth the identity of, and pertinent information about, children with health problems or handicapping conditions which might affect the child's career in school and his need for special education.

Code 1950, § 32-11.1; 1972, c. 431; 1979, c. 711.

Article 3. Virginia Voluntary Formulary.

§ 32.1-79. Repealed.

Repealed by Acts 2003, c. 639, cl. 2.

Article 4. Miscellaneous Services.

§ 32.1-89. Health services for persons suffering from hemophilia and related diseases.

A. The State Board of Health shall establish a program for the care and treatment of persons suffering from hemophilia and other related bleeding diseases who are unable to pay for the entire cost of such services on a continuing basis despite the existence of various types of hospital and medical insurance. The program may include (i) payments on behalf of such persons for obtaining blood, blood derivatives and concentrates, for necessary medical, surgical, dental, hospital and outpatient clinic services and for rehabilitation; (ii) the establishment of, or contracts for, hospital and clinic facilities for the diagnosis and treatment of such persons; (iii) participation in the cost of blood processing to the extent that such participation will facilitate the supplying of blood, blood derivatives and concentrates and other efficacious agents to such persons; and (iv) development of, or participation in the cost of developing, programs for the care and treatment of such persons, including self-administration, prevention and home care and medical and dental procedures and techniques designed to provide maximum control over bleeding episodes typical in such persons.

B. The State Board of Health may provide home and clinic health services for persons suffering from hemophilia or other related bleeding diseases who are not eligible under subsection A. The State Board of Health may provide such services through cooperative agreements with medical facilities or other appropriate means. Charges for persons receiving care or treatment under this subsection shall be determined by the State Board of Health. Funds received in payment for such services are hereby appropriated to the State Board of Health for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this section.

C. The State Board of Health shall provide for the development, implementation, and sustainability of a process for the receipt and consideration of advice and policy recommendations at least annually from, and on behalf of, persons suffering from hemophilia and other related bleeding diseases, for the purpose of informing programs and services established under this section.

Code 1950, § 32-8.6; 1976, c. 296; 1979, c. 711; 1985, c. 448; 2002, c. 696; 2012, cc. 803, 835.

§ 32.1-90. Health services for persons suffering from epilepsy and cystic fibrosis.

The Board may provide, through cooperative agreements with medical facilities or other appropriate means, home and clinic health services for persons suffering from epilepsy and for persons not eligible for child supportive services suffering from cystic fibrosis. Monetary payments from persons for care or treatment under this section shall be determined by the Board. Funds received in payment for such services are hereby appropriated to the Board for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this section.

Code 1950, §§ 32-8.3; 32-8.4; 1974, c. 562; 1975, c. 294; 1979, c. 711.

§ 32.1-91. Repealed.

Repealed by Acts 1980, c. 728.

§ 32.1-92. Repealed.

Repealed by Acts 1982, c. 15.

§ 32.1-92.1. Funding of certain abortions where pregnancy results from rape or incest.

From the moneys appropriated to the Department from the general fund, the Board shall fund abortions for women who otherwise meet the financial eligibility criteria of the State Medical Assistance Plan in any case in which a pregnancy occurs as a result of rape or incest and which is reported to a law-enforcement or public health agency.

1982, c. 644.

§ 32.1-92.2. Funding of certain abortions where fetus is believed to have incapacitating physical deformity or mental deficiency; physician's certificate.

From the moneys appropriated to the Department from the general fund, the Board shall fund abortions for women who otherwise meet the financial eligibility criteria of the State Medical Assistance Plan in any case in which a physician who is trained and qualified to perform such tests certifies in writing, after appropriate tests have been performed, that he believes the fetus will be born with a gross and totally incapacitating physical deformity or with a gross and totally incapacitating mental deficiency.

1982, c. 645.