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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

22VAC40-61-380. Transportation Services.

A. Centers that provide participant transportation directly or by contract shall ensure that the following requirements are met:

1. The vehicle shall be accessible and appropriate for the participants being transported. Vehicles shall be equipped with a ramp or hydraulic lift to allow entry and exit if there are participants who remain in their wheelchairs during transport.

2. The vehicle's seats shall be attached to the floor, and wheelchairs shall be secured when the vehicle is in motion.

3. Arrangement of wheelchairs and other equipment in the vehicle shall not impede access to exits.

4. The vehicle shall be insured for at least the minimum limits established by law and regulation.

5. All vehicles shall have working heat and air conditioning systems.

6. The vehicle shall meet the safety standards set by the Department of Motor Vehicles and shall be kept in satisfactory condition to ensure the safety of participants.

B. Centers that provide participant transportation directly or by contract shall ensure that during transportation the following requirements are met:

1. The driver has a valid driver's license to operate the type of vehicle being used.

2. Virginia statutes regarding safety belts are followed.

3. Every person remains seated while the vehicle is in motion.

4. Doors are properly closed and locked while the vehicle is in motion.

5. Supervision and safety needs of participants are maintained at all times.

6. The following information is maintained in vehicles used for transportation:

a. The center's name, address, and phone number;

b. A list of the names of the participants being transported;

c. A list of the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of participants' emergency contact persons; and

d. A first aid kit containing the supplies as listed in 22VAC40-61-550.

7. The driver, another staff person, or a volunteer in the vehicle is current in first aid and CPR training.

8. There shall be a means of communication between the driver and the center.

C. If staff or volunteers supply personal vehicles, the center shall be responsible for ensuring that the requirements of subsections A and B of this section are met.

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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