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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Investigation of Child Abuse and Neglect in Out of Family Complaints [22 VAC 40 ‑ 730]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Clarify 2005 Legislative Intent
General Information
Action Summary This action clarifies an exempt final regulation that was published in The Virginia Register on October 3, 2005 (22:2 VA.R.251-252 October 3, 2005). It provides that if, after an investigation of a child protective services complaint, the local department of social services first determines that the actions or omissions of a teacher, principal, or other person employed by a local school board or employed in a school operated by the Commonwealth were within such employee’s scope of employment and were taken in good faith in the course of supervision, care, or discipline of students, then the standard in determining if a report of abuse or neglect is founded is whether such acts or omissions constituted gross negligence or willful misconduct.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
Exempt Citation: § 2.2-4600 A. 3.
RIS Project No project yet assigned to this action
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
3459 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 02/08/2005.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Rita Katzsman  / Child Protective Services Program Manager
Address: Division of Family Services
7 North 8th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7554    FAX: (804)726-7895    TDD: (800)828-1120