Agencies | Governor
Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Applications for Public Assistance [22 VAC 40 ‑ 294]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
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 Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006 A.4.a.
RIS Project Yes  [005162]
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
7939 Final Stage complete. This regulation became 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:
Phone: (804)726-7362    FAX: (804)726-7662    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.