12/16/2014 2:16 pm
Date / Time filed with the Register of Regulations
VA.R. Document Number: R____-______
Virginia Register Publication Information

Transmittal Sheet: Response to Petition for Rulemaking
Initial Agency Notice
Agency Decision
Promulgating Board: Board of Long-Term Care Administrators
Regulatory Coordinator: Elaine J. Yeatts


Agency Contact: Elaine Yeatts

Agency Regulatory Coordinator


Contact Address: Department of Health Professions

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300

Henrico, VA 23233
Chapter Affected:
18 vac 95 - 30: Regulations Governing the Practice of Assisted Living Facility Administrators
Statutory Authority: State: 54.1-2400 and 54.1-3102

Date Petition Received 09/24/2014
Petitioner Bertha Simmons
 Petitioner's Request
Requesting that regulations be amended to allow all of the continuing education hours to be obtained through self-study or internet.    
 Agency Plan
In accordance with Virginia law, the petition was filed with the Register of Regulations and posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at www.townhall.virginia.gov. Comment will be requested from interested parties until November 19, 2014. The petition and copies of all comment will be considered by the Board of Long-Term Care Administrators at its meeting scheduled for December 16, 2014. After considering the request and reviewing the comments, the Board will decision whether to initiate rule-making or deny petition and retain the current requirements.
Publication Date 10/20/2014  (comment period will also begin on this date)
Comment End Date 11/19/2014
 Agency Decision
Take no action
Agency Response Date 12/16/2014
 Agency Decision Text
At its meeting on Deccember 16, 2014,the Board considered the petition and discussed the advantages and disadvantages of live CE versus an on-line or self-study format.  It also reviewed the comments received and decided to retain the current requirements.  While members appreciated the petition's point of view, it was their conclusion that there is value in face-to-face contact with other administrators, with whom you can share knowledge and experiences.  Since the profession is in the business of taking care of people, the current blend of interactive CE with on-line or self-study courses seems beneficial and appropriate.