Virginia Regulatory Town Hall

Proposed Text


Amend 22VAC30-50 Following Periodic Review
Stage: Fast-Track
22VAC30-50-40 Compliance with the Administrative Process Act

Chapter 40 (§ 2.2-4000 et seq.) of Title 2.2 of the Code of Virginia (the Administrative Process Act) governs the promulgation and administration of this chapter and applies to any appeal of a case decision made pursuant to or based upon this chapter.

22VAC30-50-50 Application of exemption to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act

Pursuant to subdivision 12 9 of § 2.2-3705.5 of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act, Chapter 37 (§ 2.2-3700 et seq.) of Title 2.2 of the Code of Virginia, records submitted to the advisory board as a grant application, or accompanying a grant application, pursuant to Article 12 (§ 51.5-178 et seq.) of Chapter 14 of Title 51.5 of the Code of Virginia and this chapter are excluded from the requirement of open inspection to the extent that they contain medical or mental health records or other data identifying individual patients, or proprietary business or research-related information produced or collected by an applicant in the conduct of or as a result of study or research on medical, rehabilitative, scientific, technical, or scholarly issues. This exemption shall apply when the information has not been publicly released, published, copyrighted, or patented, if the disclosure of the information would be harmful to the competitive position of the applicant. The advisory board intends to rely upon this exemption in order to encourage the submission of applications.

22VAC30-50-60 Requests for proposals

The advisory board shall solicit applications for grants of moneys from the fund by issuing RFPs from time to time. These RFPs shall be issued at the discretion of the advisory board and shall depend upon the availability of moneys in the fund. Each Notwithstanding 22VAC30-50-120, each application for a grant must be submitted in response to an actual RFP and received by a deadline specified in the RFP.

22VAC30-50-70 Grant reviewers and technical advisors

The advisory board may choose, at any time, to appoint grant reviewers or other technical advisors, or both, to assist in reviewing and ranking applications. Such reviewers and advisors may represent medical researchers, medical practitioners, community-based service providers, consumers, advocates for consumers, or others deemed appropriate by the advisory board for this purpose. Reviewers and advisors shall be appointed so as to provide equal representation from Virginia's three medical schools. Reviewers and advisors shall be selected so as to avoid any conflict of interests or the appearance thereof, and the advisory board may choose reviewers and advisors residing or working outside Virginia to ensure impartiality. Whenever reviewers or advisors sit as a committee, the chair of the advisory board or his designee shall serve as chair of the committee but shall not vote on individual applications.

22VAC30-50-120 Unexpended funds

Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the The commissioner may reallocate up to $500,000 from unexpended balances in the fund for new grant awards for research on traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries.