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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education
Agency 20. State Board of Education
Chapter 820. General Procedures and Information for Licensure
4/12/2024

8VAC20-820-330. Administrative sanctions.

The superintendent may impose administrative sanctions or initiate court proceedings, severally or jointly, when appropriate in order to ensure prompt correction of violations involving noncompliance with state law or regulation child day programs and family day systems as discovered through any inspection or investigation conducted by the Department of Education, the Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, or by state and local building or fire prevention officials. These administrative sanctions include:

1. Revoking or denying renewal of a license for any child day program or family day system that fails to comply with the limitations and standards set forth in its license;

2. Issuing a notice of summary suspension of the license to operate a child day program or family day system pursuant to proceedings set forth in § 22.1-289.022 C of the Code of Virginia or pursuant to proceedings set forth in § 22.1-289.024 of the Code of Virginia for child day programs or family day systems operated by an agency of the Commonwealth in conjunction with any proceedings for revocation, denial, or other action, when conditions or practices exist in the child day program or family day system that pose an immediate and substantial threat to the health, safety, and welfare of children receiving care; and

3. Imposing administrative sanctions through the issuance of a special order as provided in § 22.1-289.023 of the Code of Virginia. These include:

a. Placing a licensee on probation upon finding that the licensee is substantially out of compliance with the terms of the license and that the health and safety of children is at risk;

b. Reducing the licensed capacity or prohibiting new admissions when the superintendent has determined that the licensee cannot make necessary corrections to achieve compliance with the regulations except by a temporary restriction of its scope of service;

c. Mandating training for the licensee or licensee's employees, with any costs to be borne by the licensee, when the superintendent has determined that the lack of such training has led directly to violations of regulations;

d. Assessing civil penalties of not more than $500 per inspection upon finding that the licensee of a child day program or family day system is substantially out of compliance with the terms of its license and the health and safety of children is at risk;

e. Requiring licensees to contact parents, guardians, or other responsible persons in writing regarding health and safety violations; and

f. Preventing licensees who are substantially out of compliance with the licensure terms or in violation of the regulations from receiving public funds.

Statutory Authority

§§ 22.1-16 and 22.1-289.046 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 37, Issue 24, eff. July 1, 2021.

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