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[REPEALED] Standards and Regulations for Licensed Assisted Living Facilities [22 VAC 40 ‑ 71]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Assisted living facilities are any congregate residential settings that provide or coordinate personal and health care services, 24-hour supervision, and assistance (scheduled and unscheduled) for the maintenance or care, in one or more locations, of four or more adults who are aged, infirm or disabled. The State Board of Social Services has the authority to promulgate and enforce regulations for assisted living facilities. The assisted living facility regulations provide for two levels of licensure, residential living care and assisted living care. The requirements for the residential living care licensure apply to those facilities that care for individuals who require only minimal assistance with the activities of daily living. This includes Parts I through V of the standards, which also serve as basic requirements for the higher level of licensure. The assisted living care level of licensure applies to facilities that care for individuals requiring at least a moderate level of assistance with the activities of daily living. Part VI of the standards includes additional requirements for assisted living care facilities. Residents must be assessed, using the Uniform Assessment Instrument, to determine correct placement. Persons with certain conditions or care needs may not be admitted or retained in an assisted living facility. Each resident of an assisted living facility has an individualized service plan based on assessed needs. A facility must provide for care, services and activities that meet the needs, interests and abilities of each resident. Every resident has rights and responsibilities as specified in the Code of Virginia and the standards.
State Authority ยงยง 63.2-217 and 63.2-1732 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation The goal of the regulation is provide guidelines for the licensing and operation of assisted living facilities which will ensure the health, safety and well-being of assisted living facility residents.
Meetings See all meetings (1) relating to this chapter.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Moniko Coleman  / Board Liaison
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)726-7512    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
ALF Regulation Comprehensive Revision Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/28/2006.
Implement 2000 Legislation Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/28/2003.