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VA RIN: 2900-AP06 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: Ensuring a Safe Environment for Community Residential Care Residents 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) adopts as final, with changes, a proposed rule governing the approval of a community residential care facility (CRC).  The proposed rule would prohibit a CRC from employing an individual who has been convicted in a court of law of certain listed crimes within seven years of conviction, or has had a finding within six months entered into an applicable state registry or with the applicable licensing authority concerning abuse, neglect, mistreatment of individuals or misappropriation of property.  The CRC would be required to conduct an individual assessment of suitability for employment for any conviction or finding outside either the seven year or six month parameters.  The CRCs would also be required to develop and implement written policies and procedures that prohibit mistreatment, neglect, and abuse of residents and misappropriation of resident property.  VA published the proposed rule on November 12, 2015, and we received four public comments. We also received correspondence from a Federal agency with recommendations.  This final rule will respond to public comments and feedback from that Federal agency.

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 17.63   
Legal Authority: 38 U.S.C. 501   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  11/12/2015  80 FR 69909   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/11/2016 
Final Action  06/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Richard Allman
Chief Consultant, Geriatrics and Extended Care Services
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:202 461-6750