Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Long-Term Care Administrators
Petition 215
Petition Information
Petition Title Hours of continuing education for assisted living administrators
Date Filed 9/24/2014    [Transmittal Sheet]
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's Plan

In accordance with Virginia law, the petition was filed with the Register of Regulations and posted on the Virginia Regulatory Townhall at 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.

Comment Period Began 10/20/2014    Ended 11/19/2014
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 9/24/2014
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 10/20/2014     Volume: 31  Issue: 4
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 12/16/2014
Decision Publication Date Published on: 1/12/2015     Volume: 31  Issue: 10
Agency Decision Summary

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.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Elaine Yeatts  / Agency Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, 23233
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