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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Child Protective Services [22 VAC 40 ‑ 705]
Child Abuse and Neglect in Newborn Infants
General Information
Action Summary The Virginia Code ยง 63.1-248.3(A1) was amended by the General Assembly in 1998 to delineate four circumstances in which physicians are now required to report suspicion of child abuse or neglect in newborn infants. The amended regulations are intended to support the legislation and provide clarification to local departments of social services regarding receipt of reports, which allege that newborn infants have been exposed to a controlled substance or display symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
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Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
531 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/29/2000.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Betty Jo Zarris  / CPS Unit
Address: Department of Social Services
730 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)692-1220