Assisted living facility staff; requirement of work experience for administrators, etc. (SB1543)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell), and Sen. William Wampler (R-Bristol)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Assisted living facility staff; administrators and medication aides. Requires the Board of Nursing to accept five years of work experience as a medication aide, as of December 31, 2008, as an alternative to fulfillment of the approved education program required for registration, and requires the Board of Long-Term Care Administrators to accept five years continuous employment as an administrator of an assisted living facility, as of December 31, 2008, as successful completion of any educational and experience requirements for initial licensure. This bill is also effective retroactively to January 1, 2009, and delays enforcement of this licensure requirement until July 1, 2009. This bill also contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/26/2009Unanimous consent to introduce
01/26/2009Presented and ordered printed with emergency clause 094124273
01/26/2009Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/27/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1543)
02/05/2009Left in Education and Health (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)