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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 35. Department of Behavioral Health And Developmental Services
Chapter 46. Regulations for Children's Residential Facilities

12VAC35-46-60. General requirements.

A. The provider shall demonstrate substantial compliance with these regulations to demonstrate that its program and physical plant provide reasonably safe and adequate care while approved plans of action to correct findings of noncompliance are being implemented and there are no noncompliances that pose an immediate and direct danger to residents.

B. Corporations sponsoring residential facilities for children shall maintain their corporate status in accordance with Virginia law.

C. The provider shall comply with the terms of its license.

D. A license is not transferable and automatically expires when there is a change of ownership or sponsorship.

E. The current license shall be posted at all times in a place conspicuous to the public.

F. A license shall not be issued to a facility when noncompliance poses an immediate danger to a resident's life, health, or safety.

G. Intermediate sanctions authorized by statute may be imposed at the discretion of the department.

H. Each provider shall self-report to the department within 10 days lawsuits against or settlements with residential facility operators relating to the health and safety or human rights of residents and any criminal charges against staff that may have been made relating to the health and safety or human rights of residents.

I. The provider shall comply with all other applicable federal, state, or local laws and regulations.

J. The provider's current policy and procedure manual shall be readily accessible to all staff.

K. Providers shall not engage in willful action or gross negligence that jeopardizes the care or protection of residents.

L. Providers shall not engage in conduct or practices that are in violation of statutes related to abuse or neglect of children.

M. Providers shall not deviate significantly from the program or services for which a license was issued without obtaining prior written approval from the department.

N. Providers shall not make false statements on the application for licensure or misrepresent facts in the application process.

Statutory Authority

§§ 37.2-203 and 37.2-408 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 25, Issue 21, eff. August 6, 2009.

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