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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 5. Department of Health
Chapter 381. Regulations for the Licensure of Home Care Organizations

12VAC5-381-170. Administrator.

A. The governing body shall appoint as administrator an individual who has evidence of at least one year of training and experience in direct health care service delivery with at least one year within the last five years of supervisory or administrative management experience in home health care or a related health program.

B. The administrator shall be responsible for the day-to-day management of the organization, including but not limited to:

1. Organizing and supervising the administrative function of the organization;

2. Maintaining an ongoing liaison with the governing body, the professional personnel and staff;

3. Employing qualified personnel and ensuring adequate staff orientation, training, education and evaluation;

4. Ensuring the accuracy of public information materials and activities;

5. Implementing an effective budgeting and accounting system;

6. Maintaining compliance with applicable laws and regulations and implementing corrective action in response to reports of organization committees and regulatory agencies;

7. Arranging and negotiating services provided through contractual agreement; and

8. Implementing the policies and procedures approved by the governing body.

C. The individual designated to perform the duties of the administrator when the administrator is absent from the organization shall be able to perform the duties of the administrator as identified in subsection B of this section.

D. The administrator or his designee shall be available at all times during operating hours and for emergency situations.

Statutory Authority

§§ 32.1-12 and 32.1-162.12 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 3, eff. January 1, 2006; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 26, eff. September 30, 2010.

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