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Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Public Participation Guidelines [22 VAC 40 ‑ 12]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description These public participation guidelines exist to promote public involvement in the development, amendment, or repeal of the State Board of Social Services' regulations. These public participation guidelines include (i) providing for the appointment of negotiated rulemaking panels and regulatory advisory panels, (ii) providing for the establishment and maintenance of notification lists of interested persons, (iii) providing for notification via electronic means or postal carrier, and (iv) specifying the information to be sent to persons on the notification lists.
State Authority §§ 2.2-4007.02 and 63.2-217 and of the Code of Virginia
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 This regulation ensures that the public may participate in the formation and development of regulations of the Department of Social Services and the State Board of Social Services. This is accomplished by requiring:
·the establishment and maintenance of list of interested persons,
·use of ad hoc advisory groups or standing advisory committees,
·publication of notices of proposed regulations in a newspaper of general circulation, and
·a time for public comment on regulations at all regularly scheduled meetings of the State Board of Social Services.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Karin Clark  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)726-7017    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend Public Participation Guidelines Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/03/2017.
Model Public Participation Guidelines
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2009.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
8/20/2021 Completed Retain As Is
5/2/2017 Completed Amend
12/14/2012 Completed Retain As Is