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Background Checks for Child Welfare Agencies [22 VAC 40 ‑ 191]
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Chapter Information
Description The regulation sets forth standards that are intended to implement the provisions of §§ 63.2-901.1, 63.2-1702, 63.2-1719, 63.2-1720, 63.2-1721, 63.2-1722, and 63.2-1723 of the Code of Virginia relating to background check requirements for child welfare agencies including licensed family day homes, licensed family day systems, licensed child placing agencies, licensed independent foster homes, voluntarily registered family day homes, religiously exempt child day centers; for family day homes approved by licensed family day systems; and for foster and adoptive homes approved by child-placing agencies.
State Authority ,63.2-1704 ,63.2-1720 ,63.2-1721 ,63-1722 ,63.2-1723 63.2-1724 and and 63.2-1727
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, welfare of children receiving services by ensuring that the following have not been convicted of a barrier crime, or convicted of any other felony within the last five years, or been the subject of a founded complaint of child abuse or neglect within or outside Virginia:
• operators of licensed or registered child welfare agencies;
• operators of family day system-approved homes;
• agents, employees and volunteers who are 1) involved in the day-to-day operations of the child welfare agency or system-approved home or who are 2) alone with, in control of, or supervising one or more children;
• foster and adoptive parents;
• adults living in a licensed, registered, or system-approved family day home; and
• adults living in the home of the individual with whom the child will be placed by a child-placing agency
Meetings

Contact Information
Name / Title: Karen Cullen  / Program Consultant
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: karen.cullen@dss.virginia.gov
Telephone: (804)726-7512    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
None

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend Background Checks for Child Welfare Agencies to Comply with Code
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/19/2016.
Amend Background Checks for Child Welfare Agencies
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 6/23/2014.
Amend Regulation to Comply with 2012 Legislation Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 12/1/2013.
Amend regulation to comply with provisions of the Code of Virginia and reformat to harmonize with data system
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/1/2006.
Amend regulation to comply with provisions of the Code of Virginia
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 7/1/2005.
Changes to incorporate recent changes to the Code of Virginia
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 9/1/2004.
Repeal regulation and promulgate new regulation Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 4/1/2004.

Withdrawn Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Amend Background Checks for Child Welfare Agencies
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Final Stage withdrawn on 4/14/2014 after submission to the Registrar.
WITHDRAWN Establish Replacement for 22 VAC 40-190 Proposed Stage withdrawn on 9/20/2002 before the Secretary's office completed its review.