Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Standards for Licensed Assisted Living Facilities [22 VAC 40 ‑ 73]
Update Standards to Add Appeal Process for Discharges
Action 6132
General Information
Action Summary Standards for Licensed Assisted Living Facilities, 22VAC40-73, provide regulations for the Department of Social Services (DSS) to license, inspect and monitor assisted living facilities (ALF). This action will amend this regulation as required by Chapter 706 of the 2022 Acts of Assembly, which amended ยง 63.2-1805 of the Code of Virginia and requires DSS to adopt regulations regarding involuntary discharge of residents. The amendments in this action add a definition of involuntary discharge, terms and conditions for an involuntary discharge, and an appeal process for ALF residents to appeal certain discharge decisions should they choose to do so.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7391]
Associated Mandates Assisted living facilities; involuntary discharge
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
9853 Fast-Track Comment period complete, but objections were filed.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kristopher Drew  / Licensing Consultant
Address: 5600 Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Email Address:
Phone: (804)443-0754    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-