Assisted living facilities; staffing during overnight hours. (SB1410)

Introduced By

Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg) with support from co-patron Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Social Services; regulations governing assisted living facilities; staffing during overnight hours. Directs the Board of Social Services to amend regulations governing staffing of assisted living facility units with residents who have serious cognitive impairment due to a primary psychiatric diagnosis of dementia and are unable to recognize danger or protect their own safety and welfare to require that the following number of direct care staff members be awake and on duty during overnight hours: (i) when 22 or fewer residents are present, at least two direct care staff members; (ii) when 23 to 32 residents are present, at least three direct care staff members; (iii) when 33 to 40 residents are present, at least four direct care staff members; and (iv) when more than 40 residents are present, at least four direct care staff members plus at least one additional direct care staff member for every 10 residents or portion thereof in excess of 40 residents. This bill is identical to HB 2521. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19104074D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/17/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1410)
01/25/2019Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Committee substitute printed 19104988D-S1
01/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1410S1)
01/28/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2019Read second time
01/29/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/29/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19104988D-S1
01/29/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1410S1
01/30/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Placed on Calendar
02/04/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/07/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2019Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Read second time
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Committee amendments rejected
02/11/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1410ER)
02/12/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1410ER)
02/12/2019Signed by Speaker
02/13/2019Signed by President
02/14/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 14, 2019
02/14/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 21, 2019
02/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 97 (effective 7/1/19)
02/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0097)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2521.