Vol. 37 Iss. 14 - March 01, 2021

Chapter 325
Notice of Intended Regulatory Action

Notice is hereby given in accordance with § 2.2-4007.01 of the Code of Virginia that the State Board of Social Services intends to consider amending 22VAC40-325, Fraud Reduction/Elimination Effort. The purpose of the proposed action is to (i) rename the Fraud Reduction/Elimination Effort to the Statewide Fraud Control Program and (ii) change the methodology for reimbursement to local departments of social services for fraud control activities to reflect greater proportions for fraud control activities such as investigations initiated, claims established, or recovery of overpaid benefits.

In addition, pursuant to Executive Order 14 (as amended, July 16, 2018) and § 2.2-4007.1 of the Code of Virginia, the agency is conducting a periodic review and a small business impact review of this regulation to determine whether this regulation should be terminated, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.

The agency intends to hold a public hearing on the proposed action after publication in the Virginia Register.

Statutory Authority: §§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-526 of the Code of Virginia.

Public Comment Deadline: March 31, 2021.

Agency Contact: Susan Lloyd, Fraud Consultant, Department of Social Services, 1604 Santa Rosa Road, Henrico, VA 23229, telephone (804) 663-5526, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R21-5880; Filed February 08, 2021