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]
Amend General Provisions for Confidential Information
Action 3592
General Information
Action Summary The current definition of “research” is being amended to ensure that disclosure of confidential information is done within the confines of federal confidentiality regulations. Two sections of the regulation, 22VAC40-910-80(D) and 22VAC40-910-90(D)(6), provide that release of public assistance and child support records to law enforcement and Commonwealth’s and county/city attorneys is governed by 22VAC40-320. 22VAC40-320 has been repealed and these two sections are being amended by replacing references to the repealed regulation with applicable current citations.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003042]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Filed 7/19/2011
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
6054 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2014.
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.