Vol. 39 Iss. 24 - July 17, 2023

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 amending 22VAC40-73, Standards for Licensed Assisted Living Facilities. The regulation provides criteria for the public and the Virginia Department of Social Services to evaluate the care, general supervision, and oversight of adults in licensed assisted living facilities (ALFs) and includes rules for current practices in ALFs that ensure the well-being of aged, infirm, or disabled adult residents. The purpose of the proposed action is to simplify and clarify language, improve definitions, and make technical edits for ease of understanding and any other changes deemed necessary after public comment. In addition, the agency will review the chapter to identify any discretionary requirements that should be repealed or streamlined.

The agency does not intend to hold a public hearing on the proposed action after publication in the Virginia Register.

Statutory Authority: §§ 63.2-217, 63.2-1732, 63.2-1802, 63.2-1805, and 63.2-1808 of the Code of Virginia.

Public Comment Deadline: August 16, 2023.

Agency Contact: Sharon Lindsay, Associate Director, Department of Social Services, 801 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 972-0676, FAX (804) 726-7132, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R23-7608; Filed June 15, 2023