Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
General Provisions for Maintaining and Disclosing Confidential Information of Public Assistance, Child Support Enforcement, and Social Services Records [22 VAC 40 ‑ 910]
Establish New Regulation
Action 1026
General Information
Action Summary Senate Bill 1096 enacted during the 2001 session of the Virginia General Assembly, directs promulgation of an emergency regulation to be effective within 280 days. This regulation establishes separate sections for the confidentiality of public assistance and social services programs administered by the Department of Social Services and local departments of social services. Except as provided by federal and state law and regulation, no records or information concerning applicants for and recipients of public assistance are accessible except for purposes directly connected with the administration of the public assistance program. Social services records and information are confidential except they are accessible to persons having a legitimate interest in accordance with federal and state law and regulation.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
1662 Emergency Stage withdrawn on 03/13/2002 before DPB completed its review.
1663 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 03/13/2002 before DPB completed its review.
1733 Emergency Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
1734 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/11/2002.
2006 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/11/2003.
2331 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 09/10/2003.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Lynette Isbell  / Policy Manager
Address: Department of Social Services
730 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)692-1821    FAX: (804)692-1694