Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Social Services
Board
State Board of Social Services
chapter
Applications for Public Assistance [22 VAC 40 ‑ 294]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Action:
Establish Regulation for Public Assistance Applications
 
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 106 of the 2017 Acts of Assembly (HB1567) directs local departments of social services (LDSS) to provide all Medicaid applicants with information regarding advance (health care) directives, including information about the purpose and benefits of advance directives and how the applicant can make an advance directive. Chapter 472 of the 2017 Acts of Assembly (SB1122) directs LDSS to obtain alternate contact information, including the applicant’s email address and cell phone number, and the applicant’s preferred method of contact, including direct mail, email, text message or phone call. A new regulation is being established to align the Virginia Administrative Code with these statutory changes, 22VAC40-294, Applications for Public Assistance.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006 A.4.a.
RIS Project Yes  [005162]
Associated Mandates Medicaid applications; information about advance directives.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7939 Final Stage complete. Becomes effective on 10/19/2017.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Thomas Steinhauser  / Director, Division of Benefit Programs
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: tom.steinhauser@dss.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)726-7362    FAX: (804)726-7662    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.