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]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Clarification that release of findings or information is mandatory unless specifically exempted
Action 3094
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of this proposed action is to clarify that release of child abuse or neglect findings or information in a child fatality or near fatality case is mandatory unless specifically exempted by changing one word - "may" will be changed to "must."
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: Child Abuse and Prevenstion Treatmenty Act (CAPTA), as amended (P. L. 104-235; specifically section 106(b)(92)(A)(x)
RIS Project Yes  [002055]
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
5211 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/14/2009.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Gail Jennings  / Research Associate Senior
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7490    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.