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Child Protective Services Central Registry Information [22 VAC 40 ‑ 700]
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Chapter Information
Description This regulation establishes criteria for determining in which cases identifying information on individuals involved in Child Protective Services (CPS) investigations should be entered into the child abuse and neglect central registry by local departments of social services and the length of time the information should be retained in the registry by the Department of Social Services. As set out in ยง 63.2-1515 of the Code of Virginia, the State Board of Social Services shall prescribe by regulation what information shall be contained in the child abuse and neglect central registry.
State Authority ,63.2-217 63.2-1515
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation The goal of this regulation is to establish reasonable time periods to retain information on child protective services complaints to contribute to the protection of children. The central registry tracks individuals who have abused or neglected a child for two purposes:
1. To maintain a history available to local departments when subsequent reports arise involving the same individuals so local departments can make more prudent decisions in assessing child safety and risk; and
2. To provide a screening mechanism to identify individuals who have abused or neglected a child applying to child-related work, applying to be a foster or adoptive parent, or involved in custody matters.
Meetings

Contact Information
Name / Title: Mary Walter  / CPS Program Consultant
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: mary.walter@dss.virgnia.gov
Telephone: (804)726-7569    FAX: (804)726-7499    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Review & Amend CPS Regulation Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/1/2017.
Conforming Amendments Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/26/2003.