Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Victims of Sterilization Fund Program [12 VAC 35 ‑ 240]
Promulgate a new regulation governing compensation to victims of forced sterilization
Action 4414
General Information
Action Summary The 2015 Virginia General Assembly enacted the Commonwealth’s Compensation for Victims of Eugenics Sterilization Program on March 26, 2015 in Chapter 665 of the Acts of Assembly (the Budget Bill). This regulation provides administrative guidelines for appropriate documentation to verify the claim of individuals who were victims of forced sterilization to be compensated pursuant to the Virginia Eugenical Sterilization Act and who were living as of February 1, 2015 (up to $25,000 per individual). It also provides an administrative process for handling all claims.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004471]
Associated Mandates Compensation to Individuals Involuntarily Sterilized Pursuant to the Virginia Eugenical Sterilization Act
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
7296 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. Emergency regulation expired on 05/20/2017.
7737 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 05/04/2017.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Ruth Anne Walker  / Director of Regulatory Affairs
Address: Jefferson Bldg.
1220 Bank St., 4th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)225-2252    FAX: (804)371-4609    TDD: (804)371-8977

This person is the primary contact for this board.