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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 30. Department For Aging And Rehabilitative Services
Chapter 120. Adult Services Approved Providers

22VAC30-120-40. Standards for care for adult services providers.

A. The provider shall provide care that does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability or impairment.

B. Supervision requirements include:

1. The provider shall have a plan for seeking assistance from police, firefighters, and medical professionals in an emergency.

2. A responsible adult or an approved assistant shall always be available to provide appropriate care for the adult in case of an emergency.

3. If extended absence of the provider is required, the local department shall approve any substitute arrangements the provider wishes to make. An extended absence shall be defined as greater than one day.

4. The provider shall ensure that adequate care and supervision are provided to adults in care and that the adult's health, safety, and well-being are protected.

C. The following standards apply to food provided to adult clients by adult day services and adult foster care providers:

1. Adults in care shall receive nutritionally balanced meals and snacks appropriate to the length of time in care each day and the daily nutritional needs of each adult.

2. Adults in care shall receive special diets if prescribed by a licensed physician or in accordance with religious or ethnic requirements, the adult's preferences, or other special needs.

3. Adequate drinking water shall be available at all times.

D. Requirements for transportation of adults include:

1. If the provider and, for out-of home services, the assistant; spouse of the provider; volunteer; or any other agent involved in the day-to-day operation of the adult day services or adult foster care transports adults in care, the provider or the person providing the transportation shall have a valid driver's license and automobile liability insurance.

2. The vehicle used to transport adults shall have a valid license and inspection sticker.

3. Providers or the person who transports adults in care must ensure that all passengers use safety belts in accordance with requirements of Virginia law.

E. Requirements for medical care include:

1. The provider shall have the name, address, and telephone number of each adult's physician and responsible person easily accessible.

2. The provider shall be able to meet the identified needs of the adult before accepting the adult for care and in order to continue to provide services to the adult.

3. The adult foster care and adult day services provider shall:

a. Ensure that the adult receives prescription drugs only in accordance with an order signed by a licensed physician or authentic prescription label and, with the responsible person's written consent, as appropriate;

b. Document all medications taken by adults in care, including over-the-counter medications;

c. Ensure that the adult in care receives nonprescription drugs only with the adult's or responsible person's written consent, as required;

d. Keep medications separate from food except those items that must be refrigerated;

e. Report all major injuries and accidents to the adult's responsible person immediately;

f. Have authorization for emergency medical care for each adult in care; and

g. Have first aid supplies easily accessible in case of accidents.

4. Admission or retention of adults in an adult foster care home is prohibited when the adult's care needs cannot be met by the provider as determined by the assessment of the adult services worker or by the adult's physician.

F. The adult day services and adult foster care provider shall provide recreational and other planned activities appropriate to the needs, interests, and abilities of the adults in care.

G. All providers of adult services shall immediately report any suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of any adult in care to the local department or to the 24-hour toll-free hotline (hotline number: 888-83-ADULT). Providers covered by this regulation are mandatory reporters in accordance with § 63.2-1606 of the Code of Virginia. Failure to report could result in the imposition of civil penalties.

H. The adult foster care provider shall ensure that adults in care have adequate, properly fitting, and seasonal clothing and that all clothing is properly laundered or cleaned and altered or repaired as necessary.

Statutory Authority

§ 51.5-131 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 22VAC40-771-40, derived from Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 2, eff. November 1, 2007; renumbered as 22VAC30-120-40, Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 1, eff. October 9, 2013.

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