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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 95. Board of Long-Term Care Administrators
Chapter 20. Regulations Governing the Practice of Nursing Home Administrators

18VAC95-20-470. Unprofessional conduct.

The board may refuse to admit a candidate to an examination, refuse to issue or renew a license or registration or approval to any applicant, suspend a license for a stated period of time or indefinitely, reprimand a licensee or registrant, place his license or registration on probation with such terms and conditions and for such time as it may designate, impose a monetary penalty, or revoke a license or registration for any of the following causes:

1. Conducting the practice of nursing home administration in such a manner as to constitute a danger to the health, safety, and well-being of the residents, staff, or public;

2. Failure to comply with federal, state, or local laws and regulations governing the operation of a nursing home;

3. Conviction of a felony or any misdemeanor involving abuse, neglect, or moral turpitude;

4. Violating or cooperating with others in violating any of the provisions of Chapters 1 (§ 54.1-100 et seq.), 24 (§ 54.1-2400 et seq.), and 31 (§ 54.1-3100 et seq.) of the Code of Virginia or regulations of the board;

5. Inability to practice with reasonable skill or safety by reason of illness or substance abuse or as a result of any mental or physical condition;

6. Abuse, negligent practice, or misappropriation of a resident's property;

7. Entering into a relationship with a resident that constitutes a professional boundary violation in which the administrator uses his professional position to take advantage of the vulnerability of a resident or his family, to include actions that result in personal gain at the expense of the resident, an inappropriate personal involvement with a resident, or sexual conduct with a resident;

8. The denial, revocation, suspension, or restriction of a license to practice in another state, the District of Columbia, or a United States possession or territory;

9. Assuming duties and responsibilities within the practice of nursing home administration without adequate training or when competency has not been maintained;

10. Obtaining supplies, equipment, or drugs for personal or other unauthorized use;

11. Falsifying or otherwise altering resident or employer records, including falsely representing facts on a job application or other employment-related documents;

12. Fraud or deceit in procuring or attempting to procure a license or registration or seeking reinstatement of a license or registration; or

13. Employing or assigning unqualified persons to perform functions that require a license, certificate, or registration.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR500-01-2:1 § 7.1, eff. August 15, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 7, Issue 25, eff. October 9, 1991; Volume 8, Issue 24, eff. September 24, 1992; Volume 10, Issue 17, eff. June 15, 1994; Volume 15, Issue 4, eff. December 9, 1998; Volume 29, Issue 20, eff. July 18, 2013; Volume 35, Issue 12, eff. March 6, 2019.

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