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 Care Administrators within the Virginia Department of Health Professions. Below are links to the applicable regulations. 

Licensure: Assisted Living Administrator​

Licensure: Assisted Living Community

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Support Agencies Applicable to Virginia's Assisted Living Industry​

Legislative and Regulatory Processes


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Upcoming VALA Events

VALA is proud to offer upcoming events, webinars, and meetings for assisted living administrators, regional staff members, caregivers, nurses, and other staff members. Several of the events will offer a variety of continuing education credits dependent upon the topics (i.e. NAB, Nursing, Social Work). Check the VALA Events Calendar for upcoming opportunities.