Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health Professions
Board of Long-Term Care Administrators
Petition 298
Petition Information
Petition Title Changes to AIT requirements
Date Filed 5/10/2019    [Transmittal Sheet]
Petitioner Bertha Simmons 
Petitioner's Request

1) Allow an administrator-in-training who is an acting Administrator to count more than 40 hours per week on the monthly report for training.

2) Allow some of the credit hours in an administrator-in-training program in assisted living to also count for training for nursing home licensure.

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 July 9, 2019.  The petition and copies of all comment will be considered by the Board of Long-Term Care Administrators at its meeting scheduled for September 12, 2019.  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 6/10/2019    Ended 7/9/2019
Virginia Register Announcement Submitted on 5/10/2019
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Published on: 6/10/2019     Volume: 35  Issue: 21
Agency Decision Take no action [Transmittal Sheet]    
Response Date 10/2/2019
Decision Publication Date Published on: 10/28/2019     Volume: 36  Issue: 5
Agency Decision Summary

The Board recently convened a large stakeholder group to review all aspects of requirements for assisted living facility administrators to develop strategies to improve both the quality of the AIT experience and the number of persons who may qualify for licensure. There are a number of policy options and actions under consideration, and the Board has requested that additional information be brought to its next meeting on December 17, 2019.

At that meeting, the petition was considered by the Board, and it voted to include the matters addressed in the petitions in the policy options to be addressed with those presented from the stakeholder workgroup. Therefore, the Board will not specifically take action on the petition but will discuss further in the context of its overall review of administrator-in-training requirements.


Contact Information
Name / Title: Corie Tillman Wolf  / Executive Director
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