Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Child Protective Services [22 VAC 40 ‑ 705]
Amend CPS Regulation to Implement 2017 Legislation
General Information
Action Summary The goal of this regulatory action is to amend 22VAC40-705, Child Protective Services (CPS), to ensure it complies with 2017 legislative changes and applicable federal law. The action will address changes in the Code of Virginia, comments from any workgroup convened to review the regulation and comments received during the public comment period for this NOIRA. The agency plans to amend provisions regarding substance exposed infants, in accordance with Chapters 176 and 428 of the 2017 Acts of Assembly (House Bill 1786 and Senate Bill 1086). Provisions related to active duty members of the United State Armed Forces will be amended in accordance with Chapters 88 and 142 of the 2017 Acts of Assembly (House Bill 2279 and Senate Bill 2279). A new provision will be proposed for a 24-hour CPS response to reports alleging abuse or neglect of a child under the age of two, based on Chapter 604 of the 2017 Acts of Assembly (Senate Bill 868). In addition, changes may be considered in response to recommendations made by a workgroup examining barriers to treatment for substance-exposed infants, which was established in Chapter 197 of the 2017 Acts of Assembly (House Bill 2162).
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005314]
Associated Mandates
Periodic Review Requirement No, this action does not satisfy the Periodic Review requirement.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8027 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/13/2017.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Mary Walter  / CPS Program Consultant
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7569    FAX: (804)726-7499    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.