Virginia Home Health & Hospice License Requirements

Home Health: License required

“VT ADC 12-4-205:3 – “”3.2 A home health agency desiring to become a designated home health agency for Vermont must obtain and maintain federal certification. If nationally accredited, the home health agency must provide the Department with documentation of that status, and notify the Department of any change in status and the reason for the change in status.3.6 A home health agency’s application shall contain:

  • (k) A copy of the most recent accreditation results, if applicable;”


Application for Home Care Organization Licensure

Hospice: License required


Hospice Licensure Survey Checklist

Application for Hospice 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.”

VA Department of Health

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 401

Henrico, Virginia 23233

Division of Licensing and Protection

HC 2 South, 280 State Drive

Waterbury, VT 05671-2060

Contact Information:

(804) 367-213