§ 45.1-161.3

Powers of Department

The Department shall have the following powers, all of which, with the approval of the Director, may be exercised by any division of the Department with respect to matters assigned to that division:

1. To employ the personnel required to carry out the purposes of this title;

2. To make and enter into all contracts and agreements necessary or incidental to the performance of its duties and the execution of its powers under this title, including, but not limited to, reciprocal agreements with responsible officers of other states and contracts with the private sector, the United States, other state agencies, and governmental subdivisions of the Commonwealth;

3. To accept grants from the United States government and agencies and instrumentalities thereof and any other source. To these ends, the Department shall have the power to comply with any conditions and execute any agreements that are necessary, convenient or desirable;

4. To promulgate regulations necessary or incidental to the performance of duties or execution of powers conferred under this title and other relevant chapters, which regulations shall be promulgated by the Department, the Chief, or the Director, as appropriate, in accordance with the provisions of Article 2 (§ 2.2-4006 et seq.) of the Administrative Process Act; and

5. To do all acts necessary or convenient to carry out the purposes of this title.


1984, c. 590, § 45.1-1.3; 1994, c. 28; 2014, c. 145.


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