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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Virginia Assisted Living Awareness Legislative Day

Start Date: 1/23/2020 8:00 AM EST
End Date: 1/23/2020 4:00 PM EST

Venue Name: Virginia General Assembly Building

Location:
900 East Main Street
Richmond, VA  United States  23219

Organization Name: Virginia Assisted Living Association (VALA)

Contact:
Judy Hackler
Email: jhackler@valainfo.org
Phone: (804) 332-2111

On Thursday, January 23, 2020, please join assisted living providers, industry advocates, and residents of local assisted living communities for the Virginia Assisted Living Legislative Day at the Virginia General Assembly. Please help us to educate Virginia's legislators on the benefits and importance of assisted living as a long-term care option in Virginia! Also, please help us to let Virginia's legislators know that SENIORS VOTE TOO! and they want to keep assisted living as a housing option in Virginia. 

On Thursday, January 23, 2020 from 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM, assisted living providers will join with the Virginia Assisted Living Association (VALA) to visit legislators in the Virginia General Assembly Building in Richmond, VA. VALA will assist in scheduling of appointments with legislators and legislative aides based on the availability of participants and legislative contacts. VALA will also arrange to have participants recognized on the House and Senate floors at noon. 

All participants are encouraged to participate in an educational conference call on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 1 PM. This conference call will provide information on what to expect at the Virginia General Assembly, and it will provide important information on the legislative bills that pertain to the assisted living industry. Conference call-in information will be provided in a separate e-mail following your registration.
 

Logistical Information:
The Virginia General Assembly Building is being reconstructed. General Assembly members and staff are currently located in the Pocahontas Building located at 900 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219. Directions and parking around the area can be found online by visiting the Virginia General Assembly website
 
If you have any questions about directions or parking lots in the Capitol vicinity, please call the Capitol Tour Desk at (804) 698-1788.
 

Legislative Appointments: VALA will be delighted to make legislative appointments on your behalf with your respective legislators or their staff. If you do not know who your legislators are, you can look them up online at http://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/. Please be sure to complete the section on this survey about your availability for appointments. VALA will provide you with specific talking points to share with your legislators. 

Please contact VALA at (804) 332-2111 if you have questions or need additional information about the Virginia Assisted Living Legislative Day.

Click here to download a flyer with additional information. 

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 1/22/2020 3:00 PM

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Upcoming VALA Webinars

VALA is proud to offer upcoming webinars for assisted living administrators, regional staff members, caregivers, nurses, and other staff members. The webinars will offer a variety of continuing education credits dependent upon the topics (i.e. NAB, Nursing, Social Work). Many of the webinars are held live with the ability of participants to interact with the presenter during the webinar. 

Virginia Board of Long-Term Care Administrators Continuing Education Requirements and Guidance
Per 18VAC95-30-70(A)(1) and 18VAC95-20-175(A)(1), Up to 10 of the 20 hours may be obtained through Internet or self-study courses and up to 10 continuing education hours in excess of the number required may be transferred or credited to the next renewal year. 

03/19/2020 CE guidance: During the six month extension of continuing competency requirements that must be obtained for the licensure period between April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020, programs delivered via teleconference or webcast where there is an opportunity to interact wtih the speakers in real time ("interactive course") will count toward the 10 hours of continuing competency requirements that must be taken in addition to the 10 hours of internet or self-study hours.