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Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Human Subject Research Regulations [22 VAC 40 ‑ 890]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description This regulation provides the basis upon which the state Department of Social Services, Local Departments of Social Services, facilities licensed by the state Department of Social Services, and contractors to these entities may authorize, conduct, or propose to conduct or authorize any human research.
State Authority §§ 32.1-162.16 , 63.2-217 and 63.2-218 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 The regulation serves as the primary guidance for the Department’s conduct of research involving human subjects by requiring the establishment of an Institutional Review Board to maintain the right to privacy and protection from harm or risk for clients of the state and local Departments of Social Services, facilities licensed by the state Department, and by contractors to either state or local Departments of Social Services.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Gail Jennings  / Policy & Planning Specialist
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)726-7490    FAX: (804)726-7946    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Update Human Subject Research Chapter Fast-Track Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend Human Subject Research definition
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/01/2011.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
8/23/2019 Completed Amend
6/16/2015 Completed Retain As Is
5/10/2011 Completed Amend
10/23/2007 Completed Retain As Is
8/14/2003 Completed Retain As Is