Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Foster and Adoptive Family Home Approval Standards [22 VAC 40 ‑ 211]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amend Foster and Adoptive Home Approval Standards for LDSS to Conform to 2023 Legislation
Action 6404
General Information
Action Summary Chapter 340 of the 2023 Acts of Assembly changed statutory provisions regarding transferability of home studies prepared by local departments of social services (LDSS) and licensed private child placing agencies (LCPA), for the purpose of a child in a foster home. As a result, regulatory changes are needed to implement the statute.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act, but falls within the Executive Branch and will be reviewed by the Governor's Office.
RIS Project Yes  [7781]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Nikki Clarke Callaghan  / Legislation, Regulations & Guidance Manager
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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