Vol. 25 Iss. 19 - May 25, 2009

Chapter 170
Final Regulation

REGISTRAR’S NOTICE: The State Board of Social Services is claiming an exemption from the Administrative Process Act in accordance with § 2.2-4006 A 4 a of the Code of Virginia, which excludes regulations that are necessary to conform to changes in Virginia statutory law where no agency discretion is involved. The State Board of Social Services will receive, consider and respond to petitions from any interested person at any time with respect to reconsideration or revision.

Title of Regulation: 22VAC40-170. Voluntary Registration of Family Day Homes - Requirements for Contracting Organizations (repealing 22VAC40-170-10 through 22VAC40-170-230).

Statutory Authority: §§ 63.2-217, 63.2-1704, and 63.2-1734 of the Code of Virginia.

Effective Date: July 1, 2009.

Agency Contact: L. Richard Martin, Jr., Manager, Department of Social Services, Office of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, 7 North Eighth Street, Room 5214, Richmond, Virginia 23219, telephone (804) 726-7902, FAX (804) 726-7906, TTY (800) 828-1120, or email


The amendments are necessary to implement Chapter 29 of the 2009 Acts of Assembly where the General Assembly amended § 63.2-1704 of the Code of Virginia (Code) to eliminate the requirement for a regulation to govern the actions of Voluntary Registration (VR) Contracting Organizations that certify family day homes as eligible for registration. The Code still requires the Department of Social Services to contract with any organization performing the duties and responsibilities of a VR Contracting Organization.

VA.R. Doc. No. R09-1859; Filed May 4, 2009, 12:07 p.m.