Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Child Protective Services [22 VAC 40 ‑ 705]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amend CPS Regulation 2023
Action 6273
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 771 (House Bill 1550) of the 2023 Acts of Assembly allows a teacher licensed by the Board of Education or through an alternative pathway and employed by a local school board to petition the circuit court in the jurisdiction of the local department for a trial de novo, by judge or jury, within 30 days of the appellant’s receipt of the state hearing officer’s decision. This replaces the existing appeal procedure for a judicial review of the agency action or the state hearing officer’s decision under the Administrative Process Act for licensed teachers. The regulation requires amendments to reflect the changes to §§ 22.1-298.1, 22.1-307, and 63.2-1526 of the Code of Virginia.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act, but falls within the Executive Branch and will be reviewed by the Governor's Office.
RIS Project Yes  [7601]
Associated Mandates
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
10057 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/08/2023.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Shannon Hartung 
Address: 801 E. Main Street

Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7554    FAX: (804)726-7499    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.