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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 30. Department Of Medical Assistance Services
Chapter 20. Administration of Medical Assistance Services
10/26/2021

12VAC30-20-252. Temporary management.

A. Temporary management in cases of immediate jeopardy. In accordance with 42 CFR 488.408 (1995) and 42 CFR 488.410 (1995), the Commonwealth shall (i) impose temporary management on the nursing facility; (ii) terminate the nursing facility's provider agreement; or (iii) impose both of these remedies when there are one or more deficiencies that constitute immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety. For purposes of this section, temporary management shall mean the temporary appointment by HCFA or the Commonwealth of a substitute facility manager or administrator with authority to hire, terminate, or reassign staff, obligate nursing facility funds, alter nursing facility procedures, and manage the nursing facility to correct deficiencies identified in the nursing facility's operation. The individual appointed as a temporary manager shall meet the qualifications of 42 CFR 488.415(b) (1995) and be compensated in accordance with the requirements of 42 CFR 488.415(c) (1995). The Commonwealth shall notify the facility that a temporary manager is being appointed. In situations of immediate jeopardy, the Commonwealth shall also have the authority to impose other remedies, as appropriate, in addition to termination of the provider agreement and temporary management. In a nursing facility or dually participating facility, if the Commonwealth finds that such nursing facility's or facility's noncompliance poses immediate jeopardy to resident health or safety, the Commonwealth shall notify HCFA of such finding.

B. Temporary management in situations of no immediate jeopardy. When there are widespread deficiencies that constitute actual harm that is not immediate jeopardy, the Commonwealth shall have the authority to impose temporary management in addition to the remedies of denial of payment for new admissions or civil money penalties of $50 to $3,000 per day.

C. Failure to relinquish authority to temporary management.

1. Termination of provider agreement. If a nursing facility fails to relinquish authority to the temporary manager, the Commonwealth shall terminate the nursing facility's provider agreement within 23 calendar days of the last day of the survey if the immediate jeopardy is not removed. If the facility fails to relinquish control to the temporary manager, state monitoring may be imposed pending termination of the provider agreement. If the facility relinquishes control to the temporary manager, the Commonwealth must notify the facility that, unless it removes the immediate jeopardy, its provider agreement shall be terminated within 23 calendar days of the last day of the survey. A nursing facility's failure to pay the salary of the temporary manager shall be considered a failure to relinquish authority to temporary management.

2. Duration of temporary management. Temporary management shall end when any of the conditions specified in 42 CFR 488.454(c) (1995) are met. For purposes of this section, substantial compliance shall mean a level of compliance with the requirements of participation such that any identified deficiencies pose no greater risk to resident health or safety than the potential for causing minimal harm.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-325 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 12, Issue 25, eff. October 2, 1996; amended, Virginia Register Volume 13, Issue 1, eff. October 30, 1996.

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