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The Office of Legislative Affairs

The Office of Legislative Affairs directs all legislative activities of the department and its facilities to garner support for the programs, services and operations of the department.  Legislative guidance, consultation and training is provided on legislative policies and practices, and the office coordinates with the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Resources on evaluating legislation and recommendations for specific action.  Outside of the General Assembly Session, the office plans and oversees the development of legislative proposals, and reviews all legislative reports to the General Assembly.  Throughout the year, the office assists with providing appropriate agency responses to inquiries from legislators, legislative staff, executive branch officials, individuals receiving services and their families, and the general public.  Finally, the director of the office serves as the commissioner’s liaison to the State Board of BHDS which meets at least quarterly, and the office supports the State Board’s Policy Development and Evaluation Committee.


DBHDS will be posting 2017 Post-Session Legislation Information Documents below as they are finalized. Please check back later.




For more information on the Virginia General Assembly, including contact information for specific senators or delegates, visit the General Assembly website.

To find specific pieces of legislation, the Code of Virginia, or to track a bill, visit the Virginia's Legislative Information System (LIS) website.

Bills tracked by DBHDS can be found below:

Will Frank, Legislative Affairs Director, (804) 786-1332