2023 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB6001 (Enrolled)

Department of Social Services

Item 348

Item 348

First Year - FY2023Second Year - FY2024
Regulation of Public Facilities and Services (56100)$15,795,849$15,285,523
Regulation of Adult and Child Welfare Facilities (56101)FY2023 $12,653,220FY2024 $12,142,894
Background Investigation Services (56106)FY2023 $3,142,629FY2024 $3,142,629
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2023 $8,273,338FY2024 $7,763,012
SpecialFY2023 $3,280,066FY2024 $3,280,066
Federal TrustFY2023 $4,242,445FY2024 $4,242,445

Authority: Title 63.2, Chapters 17 and 18, 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 licensing offices so that positions shall not remain vacant for longer than 120 days and (ii) hire sufficient child care licensing specialists to ensure that all child 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 and adult 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. Out of this appropriation, $786,369 the first year and $786,369 the second year from the general fund shall be appropriated to fund the operations and maintenance and application software fees for the agency licensing system.