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State Board of Social Services


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Minimum Standards for Licensed Independent Foster Homes [22 VAC 40 ‑ 141]
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Chapter Information
Description The regulation sets forth standards that are intended to implement the provisions of §§ 63.2-1701, 63.2-1817, 63.2-1734,16.1-278.2, 16.1-278.4, and 16.1-278.8 of the Code of Virginia relating to licensure requirements for child welfare agencies including licensed independent foster homes. The regulation allows licensed independent foster homes to accept children directly from the child’s parent(s) or legal guardian and without the involvement of any child-placing agency. The children accepted in these homes do not receive oversight or services from the local department of social services or a licensed child placing agency.
State Authority §§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-1734 of the Code of Virginia
Federal Authority None entered
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation The regulation sets forth standards that are intended to protect the health, safety, and welfare of children placed in licensed independent foster homes by providing:
• requirements for services and supervision of the children;
• accommodations and safety of the home environment;
• recordkeeping protocols; and
• discharge planning that includes supporting reasonable efforts for the return of the child to the parent/guardian, whenever appropriate.
The standards allow these licensed homes to offer a time-limited, least restrictive, community-based home service option to families and their children.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Moniko Coleman  / Board Liaison
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: moniko.coleman@dss.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)726-7512    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Re-format current regulation to harmonize with data system requirements
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/22/2006.
Amend Regulation as a Result of Periodic Review Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 2/1/2005.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend Independent Foster Hoomes to Conform to COde
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage withdrawn on 7/24/2017 prior to submitting for AG review.