Virginia Home Health & Hospice License Requirements

Home Health: License required


Application for Home Care Organization Licensure

Accreditation accepted in lieu of renewal licensure

12 VA ADC 5-381-30 – “A. This chapter is not applicable to those individuals and home care organizations listed in § 32.1-162.8 of the Code of Virginia. Organizations planning to seek federal certification as a home health agency or national accreditation must first obtain state licensure and provide services to clients before applying for national accreditation or federal certification.” Va. Code Ann. § 32.1-162.10 – “The Commissioner may cause each home care organization licensed under this article to be periodically inspected at reasonable times. Notwithstanding the foregoing or any other provision of this article, any home care organization which has obtained accreditation or has been certified as provided in subdivision 3 of § 32.1-162.8 may be subject to inspection so long as such accreditation or certification is maintained but only to the extent necessary to ensure the public health and safety.”