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  9:25 am
Commenter: Amanda Joyce

Need Fast Track

As a long-term care ombudsman in Virginia, I have witnessed residents having no place to go and have no recourse to appeal an arbitrary or retaliatory discharge. This needs to be addressed yesterday and residents in licensed assisted living in Virginia should be afforded the right to appeal discharge actions taken against them and take comfort in that this protection is in place. Eviction protections and appeals exist in other sects such as the community and nursing homes, so make it so for those who reside in assisted living facilities. I strenuously support fast tracking these regulations.

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