RD557 - Report to the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services on the Subject Matter of Senate Bill 1326 (2019)
This report is in response to the letter sent March 20, 2019 requesting the State Board of Social Services (Board) to study and report on the subject matter contained in Senate Bill (SB) 1326. SB 1326 required the Board to amend its regulations regarding bed limits for licensed assisted living facilities. The bill specified that the Standards for Licensed Assisted Living Facilities regulation be amended to exempt all buildings in which a licensed assisted living facility was located as of February 1, 2018 from the requirement that no more than two residents reside in a bedroom. Senate Bill 1326 was passed by in the Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services with a letter.
The assisted living regulation 22VAC40-73-900-5 provides:
"For occupancy as provided in this subdivision:
a. As of December 28, 2006, in all buildings approved for construction or change in use and occupancy classification, as referenced in the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code (13VAC5-63), there shall be no more than two residents residing in a bedroom.
b. As of February 1, 2018, when there is a new facility licensee, there shall be no more than two residents residing in a bedroom.
c. Unless the provisions of subdivisions 5 a and 5 b of this section apply, there shall be no more than four residents residing in a bedroom."