The Virginia Assisted Living Association (VALA) is ACTIVELY involved with Virginia's General Assembly and regulatory agencies regarding issues, regulations, policies, procedures, concerns, etc. directly related to Virginia's assisted living industry. 

With your support and feedback, we are able to maintain open dialogue that has led to improved legislation for the assisted living industry that benefits the providers, residents, and employees of each community!


In Virginia, assisted living facilities are licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services, and assisted living administrators are licensed by the Board of Long-Term Administrators within the Virginia Department of Health Professions. Below are links to the applicable regulations. 

Licensure of Assisted Living Administrator
License of Assisted Living Community
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Who's My Legislator? Use this service to determine who your legislators are. Once you know who your legislators are, then please contact them and let them know that you would like to be a resource for them on issues pertaining to assisted living and senior care. Many legislators need to be educated on the differences within the senior care living options, as they often get nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and group homes mixed up. 


VALA routinely contacts Virginia's regulatory agencies on behalf of assisted living providers for clarification. VALA does not disclose the name of the inquiring provider unless permission has been given in advance by the provider. 

Should you have any concerns or questions about Virginia's regulations or proposed legislation, please feel free to contact one of the below individuals:

Judy Hackler, 804-332-2111,
Julia Hammond, 804-762-6920,

Additional Industry Resources:

Virginia Department of Social Services

    - Licensing Field Offices

Virginia Board of Long-Term Care Administrators

Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services 

Virginia's Legislative Information System

The Virginia Register of Regulations website for a comprehensive source of regulatory information that complements and supplements the Virginia Administrative Code.

Virginia Regulatory Town Hall allows you to follow proposed changes to Virginia's regulations, including a meeting calendar and public comment forums.

Virginia General Assembly allows you to get information on proposed legislation and on Virginia's legislators.

Virginia Emergency Preparedness

Building Code Change Cycle Process

Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Virginia Department of Health
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