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Department of Criminal Justice Services
Rules Relating to Professional Standards of Conduct and Procedures for Decertification [6 VAC 20 ‑ 65]    (Under Development)
New Regulation to Establish Professional Standards of Conduct and Procedures ...
Action 5723 / Stage 9641
Emergency/NOIRA Stage  
red ball Emergency Text 1/23/2024  2:51 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 6/8/2022   (modified 8/3/2022)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 8/2/2022   (modified 8/9/2022)    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 1/16/2024   

Public Hearing Will not be held at the proposed stage.
Emergency Authority 2.2-4011
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 6/17/2022
Review Completed: 8/2/2022
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 8/2/2022
Review Completed: 8/22/2022
Secretary Review Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Review Completed: 1/12/2024
Governor's Review
ORM Review Completed: 1/16/2024
Governor Review Completed: 1/16/2024
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 1/16/2024
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 2/12/2024    Volume: 40  Issue: 13
Comment Period Ended 3/13/2024
Effective Date 3/14/2024
Expiration Date 9/13/2025
Contact Information
Name / Title: Kristi Shalton  / Regulatory Coordinator
Address: 1100 Bank St
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)786-7801    FAX: (804)786-0410    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this chapter.


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Action 5723:
New Regulation to Establish Professional Standards of Conduct and Procedures for Decertification
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Emergency/NOIRA   (9264) Stage withdrawn on 09/21/2021 before DPB completed its review.
Emergency/NOIRA   (9641) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/14/2024 and expires on 09/13/2025.
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