Vol. 33 Iss. 11 - January 23, 2017

Chapter 20
Notice of Intended Regulatory Action

Notice is hereby given in accordance with § 2.2-4007.01 of the Code of Virginia that the Board of Long-Term Care Administrators intends to consider amending 18VAC95-20, Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing Home Administrators. The purpose of the proposed action is to protect public health, safety, and welfare and to ensure that the regulation is clearly written and easily understandable. To that end, many of the considered amendments are editorial or intended to clarify existing language. In addition, however, the board intends to (i) include the Health Services Executive (HSE) credential as a qualification for licensure; the HSE is a new credential approved by the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards; (ii) expand the grounds for disciplinary actions or denial of licensure to include causes that would be considered unprofessional conduct but are not explicitly listed in the current regulation; and (iii) adopt causes or grounds for action currently listed in regulations of other boards, such as the Board of Nursing, with the goal of a greater ability to fulfill the mission of public protection by citing more specific grounds for action in disciplinary cases.

This Notice of Intended Regulatory Action serves as the report of the findings of the regulatory review pursuant to § 2.2-4007.1 of the Code of Virginia.

The agency intends to hold a public hearing on the proposed action after publication in the Virginia Register.

Statutory Authority: § 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Public Comment Deadline: February 22, 2017.

Agency Contact: Corie Tillman Wolf, Executive Director, Board of Long-Term Care Administrators, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233-1463, telephone (804) 367-4595, FAX (804) 527-4413, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R17-4984; Filed December 30, 2016, 8:13 p.m.