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Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
State Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
Regulations to Assure the Protection of Participants in Human Research [12 VAC 35 ‑ 180]
Amend Regulations Following Periodic Review
General Information
Action Summary This action is the result of a periodic review initiated on October 5, 2017. No comments were received during the public comment period held from October 30, 2017, through November 21, 2017. The periodic review found that the regulations were reasonable and consistent with the statutory requirements, with some minor revisions needed to better align with state and federal requirements. This regulation needs to remain in place to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the individuals involved in human research. Chapter 180 applies to the department and any person, entity, or organization offering services that are licensed, funded, or operated by the department; some of those service providers are small businesses. It also applies to any research review committee, as defined in the chapter, at one of these entities. Updated clarifications in the regulations will be helpful to those in the system using services, those providing services, and entities conducting human research.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [005244]
Result of Prior Periodic Review Dated 10/5/2017
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
8430 Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/15/2020.
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.