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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 61. Standards and Regulations for Licensed Adult Day Care Centers

22VAC40-61-220. Assessment Procedures.

A. A written assessment of a participant shall be secured or conducted prior to or on the date of admission by the director, a staff person who meets the qualifications of the director, or a licensed health care professional employed by the center.

B. The assessment shall be based upon the information presented by the participant, family members, friends, legal representative, the report of the required physical examination, and from other care providers.

C. The assessment shall identify the person's abilities and needs to determine if and how the program can serve the participant.

D. The assessment shall include at minimum a description of the participant's:

1. Medical and functional condition, including:

a. Ambulatory ability;

b. Ability to perform activities of daily living; and

c. Health status to include diagnoses and medications.

2. Mental status, including any intellectual, cognitive, and behavioral impairment and known psychiatric or emotional problems;

3. Social environment, including living arrangements and the availability of family, friends, and other people and organizations in the community to provide services to the participant;

4. Economic conditions;

5. Nutrition needs;

6. Communication limitations;

7. Hobbies and interests; and

8. Personal preferences that would enhance the participant's experience at the center.

E. The assessment shall be reviewed and updated at least every six months.

F. A reassessment shall also be made when there are changes to indicate that a participant's needs may no longer be met by the current plan of care or the center's program of care.

G. The initial assessment and any reassessments shall be in writing and completed, signed, and dated by the staff person identified in subsection A of this section. The assessment or reassessment shall also indicate any other individuals who contributed to the development of the plan with a notation of the date of the contribution.

Statutory Authority

§ 63.2-1733 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 36, Issue 03, eff. December 29, 2019.

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