Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Standards for Licensed Assisted Living Facilities [22 VAC 40 ‑ 73]
Licensed Assisted Living Facilities Regulation Comprehensive Revision
Action 3671
General Information
Action Summary This regulatory action is a joint action to repeal the existing regulation for licensed assisted living facilities, 22VAC40-72, and adopt a new regulation, 22VAC40-73 to replace it. The new regulation is to be a comprehensive revision of the existing standards. A comprehensive revision is needed to provide greater protection for adults in care, improve the organization of the standards, increase clarity and consistency, and eliminate unnecessarily burdensome or intrusive requirements. The goals of the new regulation are to better meet the needs of an increasingly vulnerable population of residents who are aged, infirm or disabled and to do so in a cost effective manner.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 22 VAC 40-73 Standards for Licensed Assisted Living Facilities Promulgate New Regulation
Other chapters
  22 VAC 40 - 72 Standards for Licensed Assisted Living Facilities Repeal Entire Regulation
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003227]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6162 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/18/2012.
6377 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/06/2015.
7452 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/01/2018.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Judith McGreal  / Licensing Program Consultant
Address: Division of Licensing Programs
801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7157    FAX: (804)726-7132    TDD: (800)828-1120