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Virginia Department of Health
State Board of Health
Board of Health Regulations Governing Vital Records [12 VAC 5 ‑ 550]
Amend regulations following periodic review - Change of Sex
Action 3938 / Stage 6935
Proposed Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 7/19/2019  11:18 am  
pdf Agency Background Document (modified 3/16/2018)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 4/5/2018    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 5/7/2018    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 7/10/2019    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 5/14/2019   

Withdrawn 11/12/20
Reason: The passing of HB1041 and SB657 during the 2020 GA Session amended the Code to allow an administrative process to change the gender on the birth certificate of an individual that has transgender. Therefore, this regulatory action is no longer necessary. Regulation 12VAC-5-550-320 has been incorporated into Regulatory Action 5015/8238.
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 4/24/2014
Returned to Agency: 11/21/2014
Resubmitted to OAG: 3/19/2018
Review Completed: 4/5/2018
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 4/5/2018
Review Completed: 5/9/2018
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 5/16/2018
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 5/14/2019
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 7/10/2019
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 8/5/2019    Volume: 35  Issue: 25
Comment Period Ended 10/4/2019
Contact Information
Name / Title: Janet Rainey  / State Registrar
Address: 2001 Maywill Street
Richmond, VA 23230
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)662-6200    FAX: (804)662-6256    TDD: ()-


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Action 3938:
Amend regulations following periodic review - Change of Sex
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (6528) Stage withdrawn on 11/12/2020 after the comment period had ended.
Proposed   (6935) Stage withdrawn on 11/12/2020 after the comment period had ended.
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