2001 Session

Budget Bill - SB800 (Introduced)

Department of Social Services

Item 388

Item 388

First Year - FY2001Second Year - FY2002
Regulation of Public Facilities and Services (56100)$10,762,291
Regulation of Adult and Child Welfare Facilities and Agencies (56101)FY2001 $10,412,720
FY2002 $10,239,660
Interdepartmental Licensure and Certification (56106)FY2001 $349,571
FY2002 $349,681
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2001 $989,268
FY2002 $982,405
SpecialFY2001 $471,549FY2002 $471,549
Federal TrustFY2001 $9,301,474FY2002 $9,135,387

Authority: Title 63.1, Chapters 9 and 10, Code of Virginia.

A. The state nongeneral fund amounts collected and paid into the state treasury pursuant to the provisions of §§ 63.1-174.01 and 63.1-196.5, Code of Virginia, shall be used for the development and delivery of training for operators and staff of homes for adults, adult day care centers, and child care facilities and agencies.

B. As a condition of this appropriation, the Department of Social Services shall (i) promptly fill all position vacancies that occur in the child day care licensing program so that positions shall not remain vacant for longer than 120 days and (ii) hire sufficient child care licensing specialists to ensure that all day care facilities receive, at a minimum, the two visits per year mandated by § 63.1-196.1, Code of Virginia, and that facilities with compliance problems receive additional inspection visits as necessary to ensure compliance with state laws and regulations.

C. As a condition of this appropriation, the Department of Social Services shall utilize a risk assessment instrument for child day care enforcement. This instrument shall include criteria for determining when the following sanctions may be used: (i) the imposition of intermediate sanctions, (ii) the denial of licensure renewal or revocation of license of a licensed facility, (iii) injunctive relief against a child care provider, and (iv) additional inspections and intensive oversight of a facility by the Department of Social Services.

D. Out of this appropriation, the Department of Social Services shall implement training for new adult care residence owners and managers to focus on health and safety issues, and resident rights as they pertain to adult care residences.

E. Out of this appropriation, $90,000 the first year and $90,000 the second year from the general fund is authorized for interactive dementia-specific training of long-term care facility staff and state inspectors. Funds would be provided for a contract with the Alzheimer's Association Northern Virginia Chapter to provide 12 hours of training, including responsibility to coordinate and promote the program, train the instructors, provide sliding-scale scholarships to trainees, and contract for professional independent evaluation of the program's substantive effect on the quality of long-term care.

F. The Department of Social Services shall develop protocols for its licensing staff to obtain and utilize information from residents of adult care residences and their family members as part of its process for renewing adult care residence licenses. The Department shall promulgate the necessary regulations to implement this requirement.