This article reviews recent developments in the law affecting administrative procedure in Virginia. The 1997 General Assembly made no substantive changes to the Commonwealth's fundamental law of administrative procedure, but it did make numerous amendments to agency law affecting administrative case decisions. Among the major changes to agency procedures include authorizing the Commissioner of Social Services to review local board eligibility decisions, extending the powers of health regulatory boards that govern the licensing of health professionals, and permitting the air, water and waste boards to implement mediation and voluntary dispute resolution proceedings.
Patricia L. McKenney,
Annual Survey of Virginia Law: Administrative Procedure,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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