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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9/25/23  12:15 pm
Commenter: Terri Lynch

Need the fast track for regulations for appeals

I am a longtime advocate for older adults.  I strongly support the proposed regulations and their consideration on a fast track.  Nursing hone residents have appeal rights and, in Virignia, many assisted living residents are as impaired as nursing home residents in other states. Tenants in multifamily housing have some safeguards against evictions.  Howevefr, thre is no such protection for assisted living residents.  We have seen discharged residents sent to homeless shelters, and shelters are not equipped to serve people who have that level of service need.  Assisted living residents need the protection of an appeal process and they need this protection quickly.

Please enact these regulations on the fast track.


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