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Code of Virginia
Title 32.1. Health
Chapter 13.1. Certified Nursing Facility Education Initiative

§ 32.1-353.3. Authorization to expend civil money penalty funds.

A. The Department of Medical Assistance Services, as administrator of the state Medicaid program, maintains a fund comprised of civil money penalties received from nursing facilities as a result of enforcement of federal survey requirements. Pursuant to federal regulations, such funds shall be used for the protection of the health or property of certified nursing facility residents.

B. In addition to the remedies specified in subsection A, the Director shall establish a Nursing Facility Quality Improvement Program in compliance with all applicable federal and state regulations designed to improve the health, safety, and welfare of residents in nursing facilities. The Director shall develop the Nursing Facility Quality Improvement Program in cooperation with affected state agencies, representatives of the nursing facility provider community, and advocacy groups.

2000, c. 475; 2003, c. 481; 2007, c. 474.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.