Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Background Checks for Child Welfare Agencies [22 VAC 40 ‑ 191]
This action is part of the regulatory reform initiative.
Amend Regulation to Comply with 2012 Legislation
Action 3754
General Information
Action Summary This regulatory action implements amendments to the Code of Virginia (Code) by the 2012 Session of the General Assembly relating to the barrier crimes and to the authority of the State Board of Social Services (Board) to adopt regulations for licensed child day centers. The regulatory action adds state law requirements for background checks prior to approval of adoptive and foster parents by licensed child-placing agencies and makes technical corrections to the regulation.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003322]
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
6264 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/01/2013.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Karen Cullen 
Address: Division of Licensing Programs
801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7152    FAX: (804)726-7132    TDD: (800)828-1120