Vol. 28 Iss. 21 - June 18, 2012

Standards for Licensed Assisted Living Facilities
Notice of Intended Regulatory Action

Notice is hereby given in accordance with § 2.2-4007.01 of the Code of Virginia that the State Board of Social Services intends to consider repealing 22VAC40-72, Standards for Licensed Assisted Living Facilities, and adopting 22VAC40-73, Standards for Licensed Assisted Living Facilities to replace it. The new regulation is to be a comprehensive revision of the existing standards to provide greater protection for adults in care, improve the organization of the standards, increase clarity and consistency, and eliminate unnecessarily burdensome or intrusive requirements. The goals of the new regulation are to better meet the needs of an increasingly vulnerable population of residents who are aged, infirm, or disabled and to do so in a cost-effective manner.

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

Statutory Authority: §§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-1732 of the Code of Virginia.

Public Comment Deadline: July 18, 2012.

Agency Contact: Judith McGreal, Licensing Program Consultant, Department of Social Services, Division of Licensing Programs, 801 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 726-7157, FAX (804) 726-7132, TTY (800) 828-1120, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R12-3227; Filed May 17, 2012, 9:26 a.m.