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Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

Adult Protective Services [22 VAC 30 ‑ 100]
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Chapter Information
Description This regulation establishes guidelines and expectations relative to 1) the receipt, investigation, and disposition of reports of adult abuse, neglect, and/or exploitation, and 2) the provision of adult protective services (APS) to adults found to need protection. The regulation describes authorized disclosure of confidential information from APS records.
State Authority 51.5-131 and and 51.5-148
Federal Authority Title XX of the Social Security Act, Section 2001, number (3)
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 regulation is designed to set a base for statewide consistence and quality in implementing the APS program. The regulation is intended to facilitate timely intervention on behalf of vulnerable adults who are victims of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The effectiveness of the regulation is assured through case monitoring and training of APS workers in the local departments of social services.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Paige L. McCleary  / Adult Services Program Consultant
Address: 8004 Franklin Farms Drive
Richmond, VA 23229
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)662-7605    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Revise Adult Protective Services Regulations NOIRA DPB review in progress.
Amend APS Regulations to comport with legislation passed during the 2017 General Assembly Session Final Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (9/4/2017).

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Relocate APS Regulation from DSS to DARS Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/9/2013.