Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
General Procedures and Information for Licensure [22 VAC 40 ‑ 80]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Information for Licensure-General Procedures
Action 3949
General Information
Action Summary These regulatory changes will bring the Standards for Licensed Family Day Homes into conformity with changes made to §§ 63.2-1702 and 63.2-1707 of the Code of Virginia by the 2013 Session of the General Assembly (Chapters 182 and 545 of the 2013 Acts of Assembly). Regulatory changes include: • Add to subsection C of 22VAC40-80-20 (Preplanning) a statement that on receipt of the initial application, the department will investigate the financial responsibility of the applicant. • Create in 22VAC40-80-160 (The Investigation) a new subsection A stating that upon receipt of a new application the commissioner shall (1) investigate the activities, services and facilities of the applicant and his character and reputation, (2) if the applicant is an association, partnership, limited liability company or corporation, investigate the character and reputation of its officers and agents, and (3) upon receipt of the initial application, investigate the applicant’s financial responsibility. The remainder of this standard has been re-lettered to reflect this addition. • Add to subsection C (new D) of 22VAC40-80-160 language stating that records containing confidential proprietary information furnished to the department pursuant to this section shall be exempt from disclosure and that at the time of the initial inspection, the financial records of an applicant shall not be subject to inspection if the applicant submits an operating budget and at least one credit reference. • An exception in subsection C (new D) of 22VAC40-80-160 pertaining to inspection of financial records of child welfare agencies was deleted, as the new language regarding inspection of financial records will also apply to child welfare agencies.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: Section 2.2-4006 (A) (4) (a)
RIS Project Yes  [003658]
Associated Mandates Financial Information by Licensure Applicant
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
6546 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/17/2013.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jan Sigler 
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7901    FAX: (804)726-7132    TDD: ()-