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Virginia Administrative Code
4/16/2024

Part III. Requirements for Licensure

18VAC95-30-95. (Repealed.)

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 6, eff. January 2, 2008; amended, Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 23, eff. September 4, 2008; repealed, Virginia Register Volume 31, Issue 3, eff. November 20, 2014.

18VAC95-30-100. Educational and training requirements for initial licensure.

A. To be qualified for initial licensure as an assisted living facility administrator, an applicant shall hold a high school diploma or general education diploma (GED) and hold one of the following qualifications:

1. Administrator-in-training program.

a. Complete at least 30 semester hours of postsecondary education in an accredited college or university with at least 15 of the 30 semester hours in business or human services or a combination thereof and 640 hours in an ALF AIT program as specified in 18VAC95-30-150;

b. Complete an educational program as a licensed practical nurse and hold a current, unrestricted license or multistate licensure privilege and 640 hours in an ALF AIT program;

c. Complete an educational program as a registered nurse and hold a current, unrestricted license or multistate licensure privilege and 480 hours in an ALF AIT program;

d. Complete at least 30 semester hours in an accredited college or university with courses in the content areas of (i) client or resident care, (ii) human resources management, (iii) financial management, (iv) physical environment, and (v) leadership and governance, and 480 hours in an ALF AIT program;

e. Hold a master's or a baccalaureate degree in health care-related field or a comparable field that meets the requirements of subsection B of this section with no internship or practicum and 320 hours in an ALF AIT program;

f. Hold a master's or baccalaureate degree in an unrelated field and 480 hours in an ALF AIT program; or

g. Have at least three years of health care experience, to include at least one consecutive year in a managerial or supervisory role, in a health care setting within the five years prior to application and 640 hours in an ALF AIT program. For purposes of this qualification, these definitions shall apply: (i) "health care experience" means full-time equivalency experience in providing care to residents or patients in a health care setting; (ii) "health care setting" means a licensed home health organization, licensed hospice program, licensed hospital or nursing home, licensed assisted living facility, licensed adult day program, or licensed mental health or developmental services facility; and (iii) "managerial or supervisory role" means an employment role that includes management responsibility and supervision of two or more staff.

2. Certificate program.

Hold a baccalaureate or higher degree in a field unrelated to health care from an accredited college or university and successfully complete a certificate program with a minimum of 21 semester hours study in a health care-related field that meets course content requirements of subsection B of this section from an accredited college or university and successfully complete not less than a 320-hour internship or practicum that addresses the Domains of Practice as specified in 18VAC95-30-160 in a licensed assisted living facility as part of the certificate program under the supervision of a preceptor; or

3. Degree and practical experience.

Hold a baccalaureate or higher degree in a health care-related field that meets the course content requirements of subsection B of this section from an accredited college or university and have completed not less than a 320-hour internship or practicum that addresses the Domains of Practice as specified in 18VAC95-30-160 in a licensed assisted living facility as part of the degree program under the supervision of a preceptor.

B. To meet the educational requirements for a degree in a health care-related field, an applicant must provide an official transcript from an accredited college or university that documents successful completion of a minimum of 21 semester hours of coursework concentrated on the administration and management of health care services to include a minimum of six semester hours in the content area set out in subdivision 1 of this subsection, three semester hours in each of the content areas in subdivisions 2 through 5 of this subsection, and three semester hours for an internship or practicum.

1. Customer care, supports, and services;

2. Human resources;

3. Finance;

4. Environment;

5. Leadership and management.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-3102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 6, eff. January 2, 2008; amended, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 12, eff. March 6, 2019; Volume 39, Issue 7, eff. December 21, 2022.

18VAC95-30-110. Examination requirement for initial licensure.

To be licensed under 18VAC95-30-95 or 18VAC95-30-100, an applicant shall provide evidence of a passing grade on the national credentialing examination for administrators of assisted living facilities approved by the board.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-3102 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 6, eff. January 2, 2008.

18VAC95-30-120. Qualifications for licensure by endorsement or credentials.

A. If applying from any state or the District of Columbia in which a license, certificate, or registration is required to be the administrator of an assisted living facility, an applicant for licensure by endorsement shall hold a current, unrestricted license, certificate, or registration from that state or the District of Columbia. If applying from a jurisdiction that does not have such a requirement, an applicant may apply for licensure by credentials, and no evidence of licensure, certification, or registration is required.

B. The board may issue a license to any person who:

1. Meets the provisions of subsection A of this section;

2. Has not been the subject of a disciplinary action taken by any jurisdiction in which he was found to be in violation of law or regulation governing practice and which, in the judgment of the board, has not remediated;

3. Meets one of the following conditions:

a. Has been engaged in active practice as an assisted living facility administrator in an assisted living facility that provides assisted living care as defined in § 63.2-100 of the Code of Virginia; or

b. Has education and experience substantially equivalent to qualifications required by this chapter and has provided written evidence of those qualifications at the time of application for licensure; and

4. Has successfully passed a national credentialing examination for administrators of assisted living facilities approved by the board.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 6, eff. January 2, 2008; amended, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 12, eff. March 6, 2019.

18VAC95-30-130. Application package.

A. An application for licensure shall be submitted after the applicant completes the qualifications for licensure.

B. An individual seeking licensure as an assisted living facility administrator or registration as a preceptor shall submit:

1. A completed application as provided by the board;

2. Additional documentation as may be required by the board to determine eligibility of the applicant, to include the most recent survey report if the applicant has been serving as an acting administrator of a facility;

3. The applicable fee;

4. An attestation that he has read and understands and will remain current with the applicable Virginia laws and the regulations relating to assisted living facilities; and

5. A current report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB).

C. With the exception of school transcripts, examination scores, the NPDB report, employer verifications, and verifications from other state boards, all parts of the application package shall be submitted at the same time. An incomplete package shall be retained by the board for one year, after which time the application shall be destroyed and a new application and fee shall be required.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-2400 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 6, eff. January 2, 2008; amended, Virginia Register Volume 26, Issue 8, eff. January 20, 2010; Volume 31, Issue 20, eff. July 16, 2015; Volume 32, Issue 3, eff. November 4, 2015; Volume 35, Issue 12, eff. March 6, 2019.

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