Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Social Services
Board
State Board of Social Services
chapter
Child Protective Services [22 VAC 40 ‑ 705]
Action:
Amend CPS regulation to comply with Abraham’s Law
 
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of this proposed action is to incorporate changes into the regulation that are required by Chapters 479 and 597 of the 2007 Acts of Assembly. These changes pertain to clarification of the definition of medical neglect. The action provides that a decision by parents or other person legally responsible for the child to refuse a particular medical treatment for a child with a life-threatening condition shall not be deemed a refusal to provide necessary care if all of the following circumstances are met: 1. The decision is made jointly by the parents or other person legally responsible for the child and the child; 2. The child is 14 years of age and sufficiently mature to have an informed opinion on the subject of his medical treatment; 3. The parents or other person legally responsible for the child and the child have considered alternative treatment options; and 4. The parents or other person legally responsible for the child and the child believe in good faith that such decision is in the child's best interest.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is not exempt from Article II of the APA and executive branch review.
RIS Project Yes  [000833]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
4283 Emergency Stage complete. Emergency regulation expired on 2/28/2009.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Mary Walter  / CPS Program Consultant
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: mary.walter@dss.virgnia.gov
Phone: (804)726-7569    FAX: (804)726-7499    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.