The Virginia General Assembly passed a law in 2005 that required the Board of Nursing (BON) to regulate medication aides in Assisted Living Facilities, (ALFs) beginning July 2007. Initially there was a 12 month transition period to accomplish this task, giving ALFs until July 1, 2008 to assure that all medication aides working in Assisted Living Facilites were registered with the Board of Nursing. This date was extended by the General Assembly to December 31, 2008, and then extended a second times until August, 1 2009. Currently the date that all medication aides working in ALFs must be registered with the BON is August 1, 2009.

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