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Mandate 859

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Adoptive and foster placements; Mutual Family Assessment home study.
Purpose of legislation
Requires that home studies conducted by local boards of social services to determine the appropriateness of an adoptive or foster placement comply with the Mutual Family Assessment home study template and any addenda thereto developed by the Department of Social Services. The bill authorizes the Department to amend or update its Mutual Family Assessment home study template and any addenda thereto when necessary to improve the process of adoptive and foster placements, provided that such amendments or updates do not lessen the requirements of the home study process.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 193 (2017)
VAC chapters to be amended
22 vac 40 - 211 : Resource, Foster and Adoptive Family Home Approval Standards
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 4886: Amend Foster and Adoptive Home Approval Regulation 2017
Latest Stage: NOIRA
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