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 Care 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. 


CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Resource page from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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.