Requirement to Provide National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) Report for NF and ALF Administrator Licensure Effective July 16, 2015

An amendment to the licensure regulations for nursing home administrators and also for assisted living facility administrators requiring submission of a current U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) report as part of the application package goes into effect on July 16, 2015.  According to the Board of Long-Term Care Administrators, this regulatory change “ensures that Virginia will not license a person who has had disciplinary action based on unprofessional conduct or a criminal conviction that would provide grounds for denial of licensure and avoids exposing Virginians to practice by a person who could present a risk to the public.”  The text of the amendment and discussion of the change can be accessed here.