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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 30. Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
Chapter 60. Chapter 60 Grants to Area Agencies on Aging
6/3/2020

22VAC30-60-60. Termination of the Designation of an Area Agency on Aging.

A. The contractual designation of an incumbent Area Agency on Aging will be renewed annually contingent upon approval of and performance on the Area Plan for Aging Services.

B. The contractual designation of an Area Agency on Aging will be withdrawn by the Commissioner of the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services for any of the following:

1. Upon a written request by the Area Agency on Aging that the commissioner terminate its contractual designation.

2. Upon a request by formal resolution of all the city councils and county boards of supervisors within the planning and service area of the Area Agency on Aging that the commissioner designate and contract with another Area Agency on Aging, whose area plan is approved.

3. Upon a finding by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, after reasonable notice and opportunity for a hearing, pursuant to 45 CFR 1321.35, that:

a. An area plan or plan amendment is not approved.

b. An area agency does not meet the requirements of the Older Americans Act, as amended; the federal regulations to implement the Older Americans Act, as amended; the Code of Virginia; or the policies and regulations of the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services.

c. There is substantial failure in the provisions or administration of an approved area plan to comply with one or more of the provisions of the Older Americans Act, as amended; the federal regulations to implement the Older Americans Act as amended; the Code of Virginia; regulations of the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services; licensing requirements of the Commonwealth of Virginia; and local ordinances.

d. The activities of the Area Agency on Aging are inconsistent with the statutory mission in the Older Americans Act, as amended, and its implementing regulations.

4. Upon reasonable application of the terms and conditions stated in the contract. Contractual obligations, failure of fulfillment of which shall lead to termination of the contract include the following:

a. Failure to correct deficiencies disclosed in an audit report from an audit conducted as required by the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services pursuant to 22VAC30-60-450;

b. Failure to report promptly to the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services and to the appropriate law-enforcement officials any theft, embezzlement, or unlawful use of funds received from the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services;

c. Failure to submit reports that meet the requirements (including due dates) established by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services; and

d. Deliberate falsification of information in such reports.

5. Upon a decision pursuant to 22VAC30-60-50 creating a new Area Agency on Aging or new planning and service area, to the extent that such a decision makes performance on the existing contract impossible.

C. Upon notice by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services of its intent to terminate, the Area Agency on Aging, within 15 days from receipt of the notice, may request and shall be provided an informal fact-finding conference pursuant to § 2.2-4019 of the Code of Virginia. If, from such a conference, a finding is made that one of the conditions set forth in subdivision B 4 of this section applies or that a term or condition in the contract so permits, the contractual designation shall be withdrawn. In the alternative, if no request for such hearing has been made by 15 days from receipt of the notice, the contractual designation shall terminate 30 days after receipt of the notice.

D. If the Commissioner of the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services has reason to believe that one or more of the reasons for termination constitutes an emergency endangering the health, safety, or welfare of citizens or seriously threatens the financial or programmatic continuation of services required by the Area Plan for Aging Services, the commissioner may order the immediate suspension of the designation of the Area Agency on Aging, in advance of a hearing, and shall state in writing the reasons therefor.

E. When the contractual designation of an Area Agency on Aging is withdrawn, the commissioner, to assure continued conduct of functions and provision of services to the extent feasible, shall contractually designate a new Area Agency on Aging in a timely manner, or, for a period of up to 180 days from the withdrawal, the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, itself, may perform the responsibilities of the Area Agency on Aging or may assign the responsibilities of the area agency to another agency in the planning and service area. With the consent of the Administrator of the U.S. Administration for Community Living, the Commissioner of the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services may extend the 180-day period.

Statutory Authority

§ 51.5-131 of the Code of Virginia; 42 USC § 3001 et seq.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 29, Issue 02, eff. October 24, 2012; amended, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 16, eff. May 1, 2019.

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