|Petition Title||Elimination of national examination|
To eliminate the requirement for a national examination for licensure of assisted living facility administrators and replace it with a state examinaton.
The request will be distributed to interested parties on the public participation list for the Board and published in the Register on June 23, 2008. The Board will consider the request and any comment received at its next meeting, which is scheduled for October 28, 2008.
|Comment Period||Ended 7/23/2008 79 comments|
|Agency Decision||Take no action|
|Agency Decision Summary||
The Board voted to deny the petition and affirm its position that the test for Assisted Living/Residential Care given by the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards is the necessary measure of competency for assisted living administrator licensure. Development of a Virginia-only competency exam would be extremely expensive and would result in much higher costs for applicants. The current examination test one's knowledge of the assisted living practice to ensure residents are receiving adequate care. Those who have taken the examination report that it does require some study and preparation but that it is an appropriate test for assisted living.