Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Standards for Licensed Assisted Living Facilities [22 VAC 40 ‑ 73]
Action Update Standards to Add Appeal Process for Discharges
Stage Fast-Track
Comment Period Ended on 9/27/2023
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9/20/23  7:10 am
Commenter: Debbie Collier

I strongly support the the appeal rights for residents at assisted living facilities

As a long-term care ombudsman I strongly support the importance of the appeal rights and the need for swift development of regulations to fully implement the process.  Residents can be given a 2 week notice to leave a facility and have no right to appeal the decision.  They often have no where to go and the facility can give the notice without a valid reason.  Therefore, I strongly support the appeal rights of residents in assisted lliving facilities.

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