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Health, Education & Social Services Division

The legal support provided by the Health, Education, and Social Services Division impacts many programs that benefit, protect, and enhance the quality of life of the citizens of our Commonwealth. Client agencies of this Division face challenging issues that affect the interests of health care providers and their clients, mental health and social services providers and their clients, and Medicaid providers and recipients. This Division represents boards that regulate health professionals including physicians, dentists, nurses, and pharmacists. The attorneys in this division provide advice to much of Virginia's public education structure including the Department of Education, the Virginia Community College System, all of Virginia's public colleges and universities, and state libraries and museums. Attorneys working on child support enforcement cases successfully secure and enforce many orders assuring that child support obligations are met.



Child Support Enforcement




Health Services


Medicaid & Social Services


Deputy Attorney General:
Health, Education & Social Services Division

photo of Deputy Attorney General - Cynthia Bailey


Cynthia Bailey joined the Office of Attorney General Mark Herring in 2014. Prior to joining the Office, she was environmental counsel for a large consumer products company and provided legal and consulting services in a solo law practice. She served previously as an Assistant Attorney General under Attorneys General Gerald Baliles and Mary Sue Terry and served as an agency head under Governors Baliles and Douglas Wilder. She earned her law degree from the University of Richmond and her undergraduate degree from The College of William and Mary.