DSS Accepting Comments on New Assisted Living Regulations

The Virginia Department of Social Services (DSS) is accepting comments on proposed new regulations for assisted living facilities through November 6.  
    
According to DSS, The comprehensive new regulations are intended to (1) improve clarity, (2) incorporate improvements in the language and reflect current federal and state law, (3) relieve intrusive and burdensome requirements that are not necessary, (4) provide greater protection for residents in care, and (5) reflect current standards of care.

DSS will repeal the existing regulations and adopt new regulations to have greater flexibility to adjust the structure, format, and language, which will offer providers increased consistency and clarity about the regulatory framework.

To review a summary of the major changes to the existing regulations, click here.  VHCA will provide members with guidance on specific issues to mention in your comments to the agency.