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Code of Virginia
Title 2.2. Administration of Government
Chapter 4.4. Office of the Children's Ombudsman

§ 2.2-441. Individuals making complaint to Children's Ombudsman.

Any of the following individuals may make a complaint to the Ombudsman with respect to a particular child, alleging that an administrative act is contrary to law, rule, or policy; imposed without an adequate statement of reason; or based on irrelevant, immaterial, or erroneous grounds:

1. The child, if the child is able to articulate a complaint;

2. A biological parent of the child;

3. A foster parent of the child;

4. An adoptive parent or a prospective adoptive parent of the child;

5. A legally appointed guardian of the child;

6. A guardian ad litem of the child;

7. A relative of the child or any person with a legitimate interest as defined in § 20-124.1;

8. A Virginia legislator;

9. An individual required to report child abuse or child neglect under § 63.2-1509; and

10. An attorney for any individual described in subdivisions 1 through 7.

2020, c. 1090.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.