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Agency
Department of Social Services
Board
State Board of Social Services
chapter
Resource, Foster and Adoptive Family Home Approval Standards [22 VAC 40 ‑ 211]
Action:
Amend Resource, Foster and Adoptive Home Approval Regulation
 
General Information
Action Summary This regulation addresses standards for resource, foster and adoptive homes approved by local departments of social services. The purpose of the proposed action is to clarify 1) the circumstances under which variances can be allowed to make state regulations consistent with state and federal law and 2) that resource parents are mandated reporters and as such must be trained. These changes are needed as a result of Code change during the 2012 General Assembly session. Additionally, requirements for maintaining approval are being updated based upon recommendations from regional specialists and input from our workgroup.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003458]
Associated Mandates Kinship Foster Care Placements
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6362 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 1/30/2013.
6501 Proposed Stage withdrawn before the Governor's office completed its review.
7668 Proposed Submitted to the Registrar and awaiting publication (5/15/2017).
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Em Parente  / Program Consultant
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address: em.parente@dss.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)726-7538    FAX: (804)726-7895    TDD: ()-