Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Minimum Standards for Licensed Private Child-Placing Agencies [22 VAC 40 ‑ 131]
Action Adopt new standards for licensed private child-placing agencies.
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 4/1/2011
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3/31/11  4:28 pm
Commenter: Lisa Reid, Intercept Youth Services, Inc.

Revised Licensed Child Placing Standards Part 1

Comments from Lisa Reid with Intercept Youth Services, Inc. are in bold and underlined

 Part I

 Definitions 22VAC40-131-10

1.               Adoptive home

2.               Adoptive parent

3.               Adoptive placement

4.               Adult

5.               Annual
Thanks for the extra month.  Will help with Medicaid coverage.

6.               Applicant

7.               Background checks

8.               Behavior support

9.               Birth parent

10.           Caretaker
OK as long as interpretation of IV. means only those adults "having the responsibility of providing care ...".  Otherwise might have situation where granddad with advanced Alzheimer's is considered a caretaker

11.           Career and technical education
Not sure how this term is used in the Standards.  Doesn't appear again.

12.           Case Management

13.           Casework

14.           Casework staff

15.           Child

16.           Child-placing activities
This seems an unusually broad definition considering the itemizations.  We could have a situation where a child is in family counseling around the general topic of adoption and that counselor should have a CPA license.  Or an Intensive In-home provider is doing work including casework with a child in regular foster care and should have a CPA license.  Suggest that the very first sentence of the definition is sufficient here because it limits the definition to those involved in child placing not the broader realm of child services.

17.           Child-placing agency

18.           Child's family

19.           Commissioner

20.           Complaint

21.           Corporal punishment

22.           Department

23.           Dual approval process

24.           Emergency placement

25.           Employee, staff or staff person

CommentID: 16386