Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers [22 VAC 40 ‑ 186]    (Under Development)
Comprehensive Review & Adopt New Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers
Action 4455
[Withdrawn 8/20/2021]
General Information
Action Summary Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers provide criteria for the public and the Department of Social Services (DSS) to evaluate the safety of care that children receive in licensed child day centers. The existing regulation, 22VAC40-185 (formerly 22VAC15-30) in effect since 1993, has undergone seven revisions between 1996 and 2012. It is the intent of this revision to address and update the regulation’s structure and format and provide clarification where burdensome and confusing language makes it difficult for the public to interpret the regulation in the way intended.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 22 VAC 40-186 Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers Promulgate New Regulation
Other chapters
  22 VAC 40 - 185 Standards for Licensed Child Day Centers Repeal Entire Regulation
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003376]
New Periodic Review This action will be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7357 NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 08/20/2021 after the comment period had ended.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Tatanishia Armstrong  / Licensing Consultant
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7152    FAX: (804)726-7132    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.