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Fraud Reduction/Elimination Effort [22 VAC 40 ‑ 325]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description Local departments of socials services, in accordance with 63.2-526 of the Code of Virginia, have established the Fraud Reduction Elimination Effort (FREE) program for the prevention, detection, and investigation fraud activities.
State Authority Section 63.2-217 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation Pursuit of fraud prevention, detection and investigation by local departments of social services; identify funding source, allocation methodology, and requirements to receive funding.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Toni Blue Washington 
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)726-7662    FAX: (804)726-7669    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Rename Program & Modify Local Reimbursement Formula NOIRA Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend Regulation to Accurately Reflect Reimbursement Practices for Local Fraud Activities Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/24/2017.
Redefine criteria for reimbursement Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/01/2006.
Establish Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 08/16/2000.

Past Periodic Reviews
Date Filed Status
7/1/2014 Amend
6/15/2010 Retain As Is
7/31/2003 Amend