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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9/27/23  10:39 pm
Commenter: Alexander Ford

Our Commonwealth's Seniors Must Have the Right to Appeal

In support of all the other many commenters here who have highlighted the very serious issues that come with not having any current appeals process for Involuntary Discharge, I strongly advocate for an appeals process for residents on the Fast Track.

We must not delay this fair and reasonable due process right for the elderly in Virginia.

I am distressed by the loophole that Assisted Living Facilities are using to unnecessarily discharge seniors for unethical and even illegal motivations. Creating great distress and harm that could be avoided, if the appeals process was in place.

We must close this loophole immediately and give our elderly and impaired the right to appeal and have a voice. These Virginia residents have been needlessly and unfairly exposed, unprotected, and without due process for too long.

It is concerning to see how many Assisted Living Communities are trying to delay this and drag it out.

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