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2004 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB5001 (Chapter 4)

Department of Social Services

Item 363

Item 363

First Year - FY2005Second Year - FY2006
Regulation of Public Facilities and Services (56100)$11,475,576$11,475,576
Regulation of Adult and Child Welfare Facilities and Agencies (56101)FY2005 $11,036,145FY2006 $11,036,145
Interdepartmental Licensure and Certification (56106)FY2005 $439,431FY2006 $439,431
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2005 $833,476FY2006 $833,476
SpecialFY2005 $681,265FY2006 $681,265
Federal TrustFY2005 $9,960,835FY2006 $9,960,835

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 § 63.2-1700, Code of Virginia, shall be used for the development and delivery of training for operators and staff of assisted living facilities, adult day care centers, and child welfare 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 § 63.2-1706, 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 assisted living facility owners and managers to focus on health and safety issues, and resident rights as they pertain to adult care residences.


E. The Department of Social Services shall develop protocols for its licensing staff to obtain and utilize information from residents of assisted living facilities 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.


F. Out of this appropriation, $70,000 the first year and $70,000 the second year from the general fund is provided for dementia-specific training of long-term care workers dealing with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders through the Virginia Alzheimer's Association Chapters.