Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program effort to promulgate [22 VAC 30 ‑ 140]
Reorganization and Revisions to the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program Regulations
[Withdrawn 1/4/2023]
Reason for Withdrawal
As was indicated in the October 2022 Unified Regulatory Plan that DARS filed on Town Hall and that has received approval from the Office of Regulatory Management (ORM), DARS has reassessed planned regulatory actions under Executive Order 19 and the regulatory reduction initiative. DARS believes some of the originally planned elements for the chapter for the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program can be accomplished through other avenues, such as the development of guidance documents, trainings, and technical assistance, and in partnership with Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs), which serve as local ombudsman entities.
General Information
Action Summary The current regulatory sections for the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman (OSLTCO) and the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (SLTCOP) (22VAC30-60-570 through 22VAC30-60-590) will be repealed and a new, standalone chapter will be established to more clearly describe OSLTCO and the SLTCOP requirements. In addition, several additional sections within 22VAC30-60 that include SLTCOP content will be amended to fully execute the move to the newly established chapter. The new chapter, State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (22VAC30-140), is needed to update and better describe the requirements of the program. Revisions and details are needed to incorporate new requirements stemming from the 2006 reauthorization of the federal Older Americans Act (“OAA,” Public Law 109-365) and its ensuing federal regulations (45 CFR Parts 1321 and 1324). These changes will align Virginia’s regulations for the OSLTCO and the SLTCOP operations with the new federal requirements.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 22 VAC 30-140 State Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program effort to promulgate Promulgate New Regulation
Other chapters
  22 VAC 30 - 60 Grants to Area Agencies on Aging Amend Existing Regulation
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005669]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
Public Law 109-365, Public Law 114-144, and 45 CFR Parts 1321 and 1324
New Periodic Review This action will be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8383 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 01/04/2023 after the comment period had ended.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Charlotte Arbogast  / Policy Advisor
Address: 8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Richmond, VA 23229
Email Address:
Phone: (804)662-7093    FAX: (804)662-7663    TDD: (800)464-9950

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.