Vol. 25 Iss. 6 - November 24, 2008

Chapter 20
Final Regulation

REGISTRAR’S NOTICE: The Board of Long-Term Care Administrators is claiming an exemption from the Administrative Process Act in accordance with § 2.2-4006 A 3, which excludes regulations that consist only of changes in style or form or corrections of technical errors. The Board of Long-Term Care Administrators will receive, consider and respond to petitions by any interested person at any time with respect to reconsideration or revision.

Title of Regulation: 18VAC95-20. Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing Home Administrators (amending 18VAC95-20-225).

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

Effective Date: December 24, 2008.

Agency Contact: Lisa Russell Hahn, Executive Director, Board of Long-Term Care Administrators, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, VA 23233-1463, telephone (804) 367-4424, FAX (804) 527-4413, or email


The board acted to eliminate the requirement for an applicant for licensure as a nursing home administrator to take an examination on Virginia law and regulations and substitute a requirement that the applicant attest to having an understanding of the law and regulation. An amendment to 18VAC95-20-225, Licensure by endorsement, was omitted in error in the submission that was published on June 9, 2008.

18VAC95-20-225. Qualifications for licensure by endorsement.

The board may issue a license to any person who:

1. Holds a current, unrestricted license from any state or the District of Columbia; and

2. Meets one of the following conditions:

a. Has practiced nursing home administration for one year; or

b. Has education and experience equivalent to qualifications required by this chapter and has provided written evidence of those qualifications at the time of application for licensure; and.

3. Has successfully completed the state examination.

VA.R. Doc. No. R09-1676; Filed November 5, 2008, 11:48 a.m.