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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9/24/23  3:30 pm
Commenter: Erica Wood

Need Fast Track for Appeal Regulations

Need fast track for appeal regulations

As an advocate for assisted living residents, I strongly support the proposed appeal regulations, and the need for fast tracking the approval process.  Appeals are in place for nursing home residents; and those in the community have certain safeguards against evictions --  but there is no recourse for assisted living residents who are inappropriately discharged.  Some residents have nowhere to go and end up in shelters.  Older adults are making up an increasingly higher percentage of the homeless population. Assisted living residents need the protection of an appeal process -- and because of the lack of affordable housing that can accommodate their needs, they require this protection quickly.  Time is of the essence to protect them. 

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