Regulations/Legislation

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!

ASSISTED LIVING LICENSURE

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: Assisted Living Administrator​

Licensure: Assisted Living Community

  • www.dss.virginia.gov/facility/alf.cgi - click on the "Expand All" link on the website to expand the options for each category, such as Regulations, Technical Assistance, Notices, Guidance & Procedures, and Forms

ADDITIONAL INDUSTRY RESOURCES:

Support Agencies Applicable to Virginia's Assisted Living Industry​

Legislative and Regulatory Processes

VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Who's My Legislator? Use this service to determine who your legislators are. 


Alzpossible Initiative

Offering FREE education on dementia via a series of live and downloadable webinars. The Alzpossible initiative was created by the Virginia Commission on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders.

CHECK OUT THE ASSISTED LIVING CAREER CENTER

The VALA Career Center exists as an additional benefit for assisted living providers to seek qualified candidates for all positions relative to operating an assisted living community in Virginia. Positions that are posted may include those for administrators, executive directors, nurses, medication aides, maintenance staff, accounting managers, dietary staff, etc. Send in your job announcements today!