Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
General Procedures and Information for Licensure [22 VAC 40 ‑ 80]
Amend as result of Periodic Review and changes made to Code of Virginia
Action 1145
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the proposed action is to amend the regulation to clarify and simplify some standards and to incorporate changes that have been made to the Code of Virginia since the last revision of this regulation. Many changes are the result of the recodification of Title 63.1 of the Code of Virginia that will become effective October 1, 2002. The Code of Virginia mandates that the Department of Social Services (Department) license certain facilities that provide care to children and adults. Programmatic regulations are developed for these facilities. The current regulation contains general licensing requirements that are applicable to all licensed programs but are not included in the programmatic regulations. Previously, this regulation was promulgated jointly by the State Board of Social Services (Board) and the Child Day-Care Council for all the Department’s licensed programs. However, the Child Day-Care Council desires to promulgate a separate regulation that applies only to child day centers (the only program for which they have regulatory responsibility). This regulation will continue to contain references to child day centers, however, because of the Board’s sole authority to regulate some procedures and activities that are applicable to child day centers. The goal of the amended regulation is to provide clear and concise information and requirements for applicants, licensees, and licensing staff regarding the licensing process
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
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
1924 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/20/2002.
2330 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/26/2004.
2756 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/01/2004.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kathryn Thomas  / Program Development Consultant
Address: Division of Licensing Programs
7 North Eighth Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7158    FAX: (804)726-7132    TDD: (800)828-1120