Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022
A. The OLC will provide prelicensure
consultation and technical assistance to any person regarding the licensure
process. The purpose of such consultation is to explain the regulation and to
review an applicant's proposed hospice program plans, forms, and other
documents, as they relate to the regulation. Prelicensure consultations can be
arranged after an initial application has been filed.
Licensure applications are obtained from
the OLC. The OLC shall consider an application complete when all requested
information and the appropriate fee, stated in
, are submitted. If
the OLC finds the application incomplete, the applicant will be notified in
writing of the incomplete application.
An incomplete application shall become inactive six months
after it is received by the OLC. Applicants must reapply for licensure with a
completed application and application fee. An application for a license may be
withdrawn at any time.
completed application for initial licensure must be submitted at least 60 days
prior to the hospice program's planned opening date to allow the OLC time to
act on the application.
activities and services of each applicant or licensee of a hospice license
shall be subject to an inspection by the OLC to determine if the hospice
program is in compliance with the provisions of this chapter and state law.
Hospice programs submitting an initial application shall receive an announced
inspection prior to accepting patients.
E. Licenses are renewed annually. The OLC
shall make renewal applications available at least 60 days prior to the
expiration date of the current license.
F. The hospice program shall submit the
completed renewal application form along with any required attachments and the
application fee by the date indicated in the cover letter. Providers operating
dedicated hospice facilities shall include a copy of the facility deficiency
report and plan of correction from their latest facility licensure inspection
when applying to renew their hospice program license.
G. It is the hospice program's responsibility
to complete and return the renewal application to assure timely processing.
Should a current license expire before a new license is issued, the current
license shall remain in effect provided a complete and accurate application was
filed on time.
operating a dedicated hospice facility shall maintain compliance with the
applicable licensure regulations described in
. Failure to
maintain compliance may be taken into consideration in the OLC decision to
renew a hospice program license.
Admin. Code §
Derived from Virginia
Register Volume 21, Issue 23, eff. November 1, 2005; amended, Virginia Register
Volume 24, Issue 11, eff. March 5, 2008.
§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-162.5 of the Code of