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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 80. General Procedures and Information for Licensure
4/3/2020

22VAC40-80-180. Determination of Continued Compliance (Renewal and Monitoring Inspections).

A. In order to determine continued compliance with standards during the effective dates of the license, the department's licensing representative will make announced and unannounced inspections of the facility or agency during the hours of its operation. The licensee is responsible for correcting any areas of noncompliance found during renewal or monitoring inspections.

B. All licensed child welfare agencies shall be inspected at least twice a year. At least one unannounced inspection of each licensed facility shall be made each year.

C. Adult day care centers issued a license for a period of six months shall be inspected at least two times during the six-month period, and at least one of those inspections shall be unannounced. Adult day care centers issued a license for a period of one year shall be inspected at least three times each year, and at least two of those inspections shall be unannounced. Adult day care centers issued a license for a period of two years shall be inspected at least two times each year, and at least one of those inspections shall be unannounced. Adult day care centers issued a license for a period of three years shall be inspected at least one time each year, and that inspection shall be unannounced.

D. Assisted living facilities issued a license for a period of six months shall be inspected at least two times during the six-month period, and at least one of those inspections shall be unannounced.

E. Assisted living facilities issued a license for a period of one, two, or three years shall be:

1. Inspected at least once each year, and that inspection shall be unannounced; and

2. Inspected as needed based on compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

F. The department's representative may also make such inspections of any homes or facilities that are approved by the licensee for the placement or care of children as one of the licensed services of the agency.

G. For any licensed assisted living facility, adult day care center, or child welfare agency, the department may conduct such other announced or unannounced inspections as are considered appropriate.

NOTE: When necessary to respond to excessive workloads or to give priority to higher risk situations, the department may use its discretion to increase or decrease the frequency of announced and unannounced inspections made to licensed facilities during the year.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-1734 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR615-30-01 § 4.6, eff. July 1, 1989; amended, Volume 08, Issue 17, eff. July 1, 1992; Volume 11, Issue 03, eff. January 1, 1995; Volume 20, Issue 24, eff. November 1, 2004; Volume 27, Issue 10, eff. February 16, 2011.

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