Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Education
State Board of Education
Regulations for the Protection of Students as Participants in Human Research [8 VAC 20 ‑ 565]
Action to review regulations regarding human research
General Information
Action Summary Section 22.1-16.1 of the Code of Virginia requires the Virginia Board of Education (“Board”) “to promulgate regulations pursuant to the Administrative Process Act (§ 2.2-4000 et seq.) to effectuate the provisions of Chapter 5.1 (§ 32.1-162.16 et seq.) of Title 32.1 for human research, as defined in § 32.1-162.16, to be conducted or authorized by the Department of Education [“VDOE”] or any public schools including the Virginia Schools for the Deaf and the Blind or any proprietary schools certified by the Board.” Section 22.1-16.1 is currently implemented through the Regulations for the Protection of Students as Participants in Human Research (“the Regulations”; 8VAC20-565-10 et seq.). However, the Regulations do not contain sufficient detail to adequately implement the statutory requirement. The current action will amend the Regulations in order to provide more details for effectuating the requirements of Chapter 5.1 of Title 32.1 of the Code of Virginia.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [7157]
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
9596 NOIRA Secretary of Education review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Jim Chapman  / Regulatory and Legal Coordinator
Address: James Monroe Bldg., 25th Floor
101 N. 14th St.
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
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