Agency 30 - DEPARTMENT FOR AGING AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES

  1. Chapter 10 - PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES [REPEALED] (§ 22VAC30-10-10 to 22VAC30-10-60)
  2. Chapter 11 - PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES (Part I to III)
  3. Chapter 20 - PROVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES (§ 22VAC30-20-10 to 22VAC30-20-210)
  4. Chapter 30 - PROVISION OF INDEPENDENT LIVING REHABILITATION SERVICES (Part I to III)
  5. Chapter 40 - PROTECTIONS OF PARTICIPANTS IN HUMAN RESEARCH (§ 22VAC30-40-10 to 22VAC30-40-160)
  6. Chapter 50 - POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR ADMINISTERING THE COMMONWEALTH NEUROTRAUMA INITIATIVE TRUST FUND (Part I to III)
  7. Chapter 60 - GRANTS TO AREA AGENCIES ON AGING (Part I to V)
  8. Chapter 70 - THE VIRGINIA PUBLIC GUARDIAN AND CONSERVATOR PROGRAM (§ 22VAC30-70-10 to 22VAC30-70-60)
  9. Chapter 80 - AUXILIARY GRANTS PROGRAM (§ 22VAC30-80-10 to 22VAC30-80-80)
  10. Chapter 100 - ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES (§ 22VAC30-100-10 to 22VAC30-100-80)
  11. Chapter 110 - ASSESSMENT IN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES (Part I to III)
  12. Chapter 120 - ADULT SERVICES APPROVED PROVIDERS (§ 22VAC30-120-10 to 22VAC30-120-160)
  13. Chapter 130 - ADULT SERVICES STANDARDS (§ 22VAC30-130-10 to 22VAC30-130-60)

Current through Register Vol. 38, No. 3, September 27, 2021

AGENCY SUMMARY

The Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services is designated as the state agency authorized to carry out the purposes and provisions of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended ( P.L. 102-569 ), including receiving and administering federal funds to provide vocational rehabilitation and supported employment services to individuals with disabilities (Code of Virginia, Title 51.5, Chapter 14, Article 1) and to provide state independent living services and to develop and support a statewide network of centers for independent living (Code of Virginia, Title 51.5, Chapter 14, Article 10). The commissioner of the department is authorized to operate and maintain the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center, which provides comprehensive training, vocational evaluation, physical and mental restoration, and independent living services to persons with disabilities who have complex or multiple service needs. The commissioner is authorized to promulgate regulations necessary to carry out provisions of the laws administered by the department. (Code of Virginia, Title 51.5, Chapter 14, Article 2)

The department is responsible for (i) coordinating rehabilitative services to persons with functional and central nervous system disabilities (Code of Virginia, Title 51.5, Chapter 14, Article 1); (ii) establishing procedures and policies for soliciting and receiving applications for grants from the Commonwealth Neurotrauma Initiative Trust Fund and criteria for reviewing and ranking such applications in order to prevent traumatic spinal cord and brain injuries and to improve the treatment and care of persons with such injuries (Code of Virginia, Title 51.5, Chapter 14, Article 12) ); (iii) in cooperation with local education agencies, facilitating the transition of students with disabilities from secondary school programs to post-secondary training, education, and independent living (Rehabilitation Act); and (iv) providing personal assistance services to assist individuals with disabilities who are receiving vocational rehabilitative services (Rehabilitation Act). The department is responsible for administering the Social Security Administration's Disability Determination Services for SSDI and SSI claimants.

The department has the duty and power to act as the single state agency for administering the federal Older Americans Act of 1965, as amended. As such, it has the authority to prepare, submit, and carry out state plans developed pursuant to the Act and to be the agency primarily responsible for coordinating state programs and activities affecting older Virginians. The department is responsible for dividing the state into distinct planning and service areas and for designating a public or private nonprofit agency or organization as the area agency on aging for such area. The Commissioner is authorized to promulgate rules and regulations for the composition and operation of such area agencies on aging. Code of Virginia, Title 51.5, Chapter 14, Article 3.

The department provides funding for operation of the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman pursuant to the Older Americans Act. The office investigates and resolves complaints made by or on behalf of residents of long-term care facilities and recipients of community-based long-term care services. The office designates and supervises substate ombudsman programs established to fulfill the duties of the office in specific geographic areas. Code of Virginia, Title 51.5, Chapter 14, Article 3.

The department is directed to fund, coordinate, administer and manage local or regional programs to provide services as public guardians or conservators. The Commissioner is authorized to promulgate regulations to implement, administer, and manage such programs. Code of Virginia, Title 51.5, Chapter 14, Article 6.

In addition, the Commissioner is required to promulgate regulations with regard to any human research to be conducted or authorized by the department, any sheltered workshop, any independent living center, or the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center. Code of Virginia, Title 51.5, Chapter 14, Article 2.

The department operates under the supervision of the Secretary of Health and Human Resources. Regulations are available at the department's central office at 8004 Franklin Farms Drive, Henrico, VA 23229. Internet address: http://www.vadars.org/

Rev. 8/2012

The following state regulations pages link to this page.