Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Standards for Licensed Children's Residential Faciliities [22 VAC 40 ‑ 151]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amend Children’s Residential Facilities to Conform with Code
Action 4830
General Information
Action Summary The regulatory change will bring the Standards For Licensed Children’s Residential Facilities into conformity with § 63.2-1701 of the Code of Virginia, to comply with Chapter 196 of the 2017 Acts of Assembly (HB 2156). The legislation amends the definition of a person who operates or maintains a child welfare agency to include individual; corporation; partnership; association; limited liability company; local government; state agency, including any department, institution, authority, instrumentality, board, or other administrative agency of the Commonwealth; or other legal or commercial entity that operates or maintains a child welfare agency. The definition of “applicant” and “provider or licensee or sponsor” is changed with this regulatory action.
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: 2.2-400- A.4.a.
RIS Project Yes  [005151]
Associated Mandates Licensure of facilities operated by agencies of the Commonwealth.
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
7946 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/19/2017.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Tammy Trestrail 
Address: 801 E. Main Street

Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
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