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VA RIN: 2900-AQ86 Publication ID: Fall 2021 
Title: Accreditation and Monitoring of Individuals Practicing Before the Department of Veterans Affairs 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to amend existing regulations in part 14 of title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations relating to the accreditation, monitoring, and discipline of individuals and organizations that practice before VA to strengthen initial and continuing legal education requirements for accredited attorneys and agents, strengthen initial accreditation requirements for representative of recognized service organizations, ensure that VA has current contact information for all VA-accredited individuals, update certain procedures relating to representation, and improve the standards of professional conduct and discipline procedures relating to the practice before VA.  These amendments are necessary to improve clarity and to ensure that claimants for veterans’ benefits have responsible qualified representation in the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for veterans’ benefits.

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 14.626    38 CFR 14.627    38 CFR 14.628    38 CFR 14.629    38 CFR 14.630    38 CFR 14.631    38 CFR 14.632    38 CFR 14.633    38 CFR 14.634    38 CFR 14.635    38 CFR 14.636    38 CFR 14.637   
Legal Authority: 38 U.S.C. 501    38 U.S.C. 5901    38 U.S.C. 5902    38 U.S.C. 5903    38 U.S.C. 5904   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Christopher Adeloye
Staff Attorney
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:202 461-7699