Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
8/9/2022

Part X. Family Oriented Group Homes

Article 3
Supervision

6VAC35-41-1080. Requirements of family oriented group home systems.

Family oriented group home systems shall have written procedures for:

1. Setting the number of residents to be housed in each home and room of the home and prohibiting individuals less than 18 years of age and individuals older than 17 years of age from sharing sleeping rooms without specific approval from the facility administrator;

2. Providing supervision of and guidance for the family oriented group home parents and relief staff;

3. Admitting and orienting residents;

4. Preparing a treatment plan for each resident within 30 days of admission or 72 hours in the case of a shelter care facility, and reviewing the plan quarterly;

5. Providing appropriate programs and services from intake through release;

6. Providing residents with spending money;

7. Managing resident records and releasing information;

8. Providing medical and dental care to residents;

9. Notifying parents and guardians, as appropriate and applicable, the placing agency, and the department of any serious incident as specified in written procedures;

10. Making a program supervisor or designated staff person available to residents and house parents 24 hours a day; and

11. Ensuring the secure control of any firearms and ammunition in the home.

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-309.9, 66-10, and 66-24 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 25, eff. January 1, 2014.

6VAC35-41-1090. Examination by physician.

Each resident admitted to a family oriented group home shall have a physical examination including tuberculosis screening within 30 days of admission unless the resident was examined within six months prior to admission to the program.

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-309.9, 66-10, and 66-24 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 25, eff. January 1, 2014.

6VAC35-41-1100. Requirements of family oriented group homes.

Each family oriented group home shall have:

1. A fire extinguisher, inspected annually;

2. Smoke alarm devices in working condition;

3. Alternative methods of escape from second story;

4. Modern sanitation facilities;

5. Freedom from physical hazards;

6. A written emergency plan that is communicated to all new residents at orientation;

7. An up-to-date listing of medical and other emergency resources in the community;

8. A separate bed for each resident, with clean sheets and linens weekly;

9. A bedroom that is well illuminated and ventilated; is in reasonably good repair; is not a hallway, unfinished basement or attic; and provides conditions for privacy;

10. A place to store residents' clothing and personal items;

11. Sanitary toilet and bath facilities that are adequate for the number of residents;

12. A safe and clean place for indoor and outdoor recreation;

13. Adequate furniture;

14. Adequate laundry facilities or laundry services;

15. A clean and pleasant dining area;

16. Adequate and nutritionally balanced meals; and

17. Daily provision of clean clothing and articles necessary for maintaining proper personal hygiene.

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-309.9, 66-10, and 66-24 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 25, eff. January 1, 2014.

6VAC35-41-1110. Other applicable regulations.

Each family oriented group home shall also be subject to and comply with the requirements of the following provisions of this chapter:

1. 6VAC35-41-180 (employee and volunteer background checks);

2. 6VAC35-41-190 (required initial orientation);

3. 6VAC35-41-200 (required initial training); and

4. 6VAC35-41-210 (required retraining).

Statutory Authority

§§ 16.1-309.9, 66-10, and 66-24 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 25, eff. January 1, 2014.

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