Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Background Checks for Child Welfare Agencies [22 VAC 40 ‑ 192]    (Under Development)
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description The regulation sets forth standards that are intended to implement the provisions of the Code of Virginia relating to background check requirements for child welfare agencies including licensed family day homes, licensed family day systems, licensed child placing agencies, licensed independent foster homes, voluntarily registered family day homes, religiously exempt child day centers; for family day homes approved by licensed family day systems; and for foster and adoptive homes approved by child-placing agencies.
State Authority The State Board of Social Services has authority under ยง 63.2-217 to adopt regulations as may be necessary to carry out the purpose of Title 63.2 , Welfare (Social Services). Sections 63.2-217 and 63.2- 1734 provide the legal authority for the State Boar
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation The regulation overall is essential to protecting the health, safety, and welfare of children receiving
services by ensuring that persons required to have background checks have not been convicted of an
offense which prohibits licensure, registration, approval, or employment.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Deborah Eves  / Program Consultant
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)726-7506    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
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Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Comprehensive Repeal and Replace Background Check Regulation Proposed Stage withdrawn on 02/17/2022 before the Governor's office completed its review.