2006 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Temporarily Suspend Assisted Living Regulations (language only)

Item 337 #9s

Item 337 #9s

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 300, after line 39, insert:
"H.  For the period of time in which the Emergency Regulations, 22 VAC 40-71-10 et. seq. Standards and Regulations for Licensed Assisted Living Facilities (hereinafter Emergency Regulations) are in effect, the Department of Social Services shall enforce certain provisions of the Emergency Regulations as follows (i) 22 VAC 40-71-60 Administrator:  The "department approved course for a manager" pursuant to 22 VAC 40-71-60 L.3 e (4) (c) shall not exceed 40 hours and shall be made available and accessible in multiple regions within the Commonwealth, (ii) 22 VAC-71-130 Standards for staffing: The exception relating to staffing requirements in buildings that house 19 or fewer residents shall be reinstated, and (iii) 22 VAC-71-485 Interventions for high risk behavior:  The provisions of this section shall not apply to or be enforced against any assisted living facility."

(This amendment directs the Department of Social Services to enforce certain provisions of the emergency regulations in a manner that gives relief to smaller facilities and suspends certain sections of the emergency regulations which may exceed the intent of statutory changes made in Chapter 610 and Chapter 924 of the 2005 Acts of Assembly.)