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Voluntary Registration of Family Day Homes...Requirements for Providers [22 VAC 40 ‑ 180]
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description The regulation establishes requirements that must be met and procedures that must be followed by family day home providers in order to obtain a certificate of registration from the Department of Social Services (now effective but in process of being repealed).
State Authority ยงยง 63.2-217 , 63.2-1700 , 63.2-1704 , and63.2-1809 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation To provide general procedures and information for voluntary registration, including requirements that must be met in order to obtain a certificate; to protect children receiving care in voluntarily registered family day homes by assuring that the activities, services and facilities are conducive to their health, safety and well-being.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Cynthia Carneal Heflin  / Program Consultant
Address: Division of Licensing Programs
801 East Main Street, 9th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)726-7140    FAX: (804)726-7132    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Repeal existing regulation and adopt new Standards for Voluntary Registration of Family Day Homes NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/31/2021.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend Licensure Threshold-Voluntary Registration
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/19/2016.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Promulgate new regulation for Voluntary Registration requirements and repeal 22VAC40-180 Proposed Stage withdrawn on 12/16/2013 before the Secretary's office completed its review.
New Regulation As Result of Periodic Review NOIRA Stage withdrawn on 11/19/2009 after the comment period had ended.

Past Periodic Reviews
Date Filed Status
6/30/2002 Repeal
7/28/1999 Amend