Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
Child Day-Care Council
Regulation for Criminal Record Checks for Child Welfare Agencies [22 VAC 15 ‑ 50]    (Repealed)
Guidance Documents
Chapter Information
Description This regulation establishes the criminal record check procedures to be followed by licensed and registered child welfare agencies.
State Authority 63.1-198 , 63.1-198.1 and 63.1-202
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 The purpose of the regulation is to protect children in licensed or registered out-of-home care from persons charged with orb convicted of certain crimes.

The regulation requires a sworn disclosure statement prior to employment and a criminal record report within 21 days of employment for all compensated and voluntary employees, caretakers, and individuals approved by child-placing agencies as foster or adoptive parents. The regulation also requires this information for applicants, their agents, and board members who are involved in the day-to-day operations of a child welfare agency or who are alone with, in control of, or supervising one or more children.

The sworn disclosure statement indicates that the individual has neither a conviction nor pending charges in or outside the Commonwealth of Virginia of those crimes that act as barriers to employment. The criminal record check is conducted to ensure that the person does not have any convictions or barrier crimes in Virginia.

Contact Information
Name / Title: Karin Clark  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 801 East Main Street, Room 1507
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)726-7017    FAX: (804)726-7015    TDD: (800)828-1120
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Changes to conform with Code of Virginia Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/01/2004.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Establish new regulation to replace 22 VAC 15-50 Proposed Stage withdrawn on 11/14/2002 before the Secretary's office completed its review.

Periodic Reviews
Last Activity Status
7/10/1998 Agency Completed Amend