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|
|Associated Regulatory Actions||