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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 910. General Provisions for Maintaining and Disclosing Confidential Information of Public Assistance, Child Support Enforcement, and Social Services Records
4/4/2020

22VAC40-910-80. Confidential Client Information Pertaining to Public Assistance.

A. Confidentiality of client information of public assistance programs is assured by §§ 63.2-102 and 63.2-805 G of the Code of Virginia.

B. Information may be released only for a purpose directly connected with the administration of a public assistance program, except as herein provided or pursuant to §§ 63.2-102 and 63.2-805 G of the Code of Virginia.

C. Purposes directly related to the administration of a public assistance program include but are not limited to:

1. Establishing eligibility;

2. Determining the amount of public assistance;

3. Providing services for public assistance clients; and

4. Conducting or assisting in an investigation or prosecution of a civil or criminal proceeding related to the administration of the public assistance program.

D. Release of client records to law-enforcement agencies and Commonwealth's and county or city attorneys is governed by 7 CFR 272.1(c)(1).

Statutory Authority

§ 63.2-217 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 19, Issue 24, eff. September 1, 2003; amended, Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 06, eff. January 2, 2014.

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