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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Agency
Department of Education
Board
State Board of Education
chapter
Regulations Governing the Operation of Private Day Schools for Students with Disabilities and Educational Programs Offered in Group Homes and Residential Facilities in the Commonwealth [8 VAC 20 ‑ 671]
Action:
Fast Track Regulatory Action to Conform Definitions of “Traumatic Brain Injury”
 
General Information
Action Summary During the 2021 Special Session I, the Virginia General Assembly enacted Chapter 170 of the Acts of the Assembly, which directed the Board of Education (“Board”) to amend the definition of “traumatic brain injury” in 8VAC20-81-10. At its meeting on September 23, 2021, the Board approved an exempt action (“Legislative Amendments to Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Children with Disabilities in Virginia”) to conform the definition as required by the legislation. However, the legislation left the definition of “traumatic brain injury” in 8VAC20-671-10 untouched. There does not appear to be a reason for the definitions to differ across chapters. Further, there is not currently a definition of “traumatic brain injury” in 8VAC20-750-20. These changes were beyond the scope of the legislation that required the Board to amend the definition in 8VAC20-81-10 and were inappropriate for the exempt action.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 8 VAC 20-671 Regulations Governing the Operation of Private Day Schools for Students with Disabilities and Educational Programs Offered in Group Homes and Residential Facilities in the Commonwealth Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  8 VAC 20 - 750 [under development] Regulations Governing the Use of Seclusion and Restraint in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in Virginia Amend Existing Regulation
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
RIS Project Yes  [6983]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
9478 Fast-Track DPB review in progress.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jim Chapman  / Regulatory and Legal Coordinator
Address: James Monroe Bldg.
101 N. 14th St., 25th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: jim.chapman@doe.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)225-2540    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-