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  4:30 pm
Commenter: Lisa Reid, Intercept Youth Services, Inc.

LCPA Regulations Part 2

26.           Foster care placement
Don't we need to include one more condition here similar to (i) but not involving the local board but instead another non-DSS agency rep on the FAPT?

27.           Foster care services
See omission above in #26.

28.           Foster home

29.           Foster parent

30.           Independent living arrangement

31.           Independent living services

32.           In-service training

33.           Intercountry placement

34.           Interstate compact on the placement of children

35.           Licensee

36.           Licensing representative

37.           Local board

38.           Local department

39.           Mental abuse

40.           Mutual selection

41.           Parent

42.           Parental placement

43.           Permanent entrustment agreement

44.           Permanent foster care placement

45.           Physical abuse

46.           Physical neglect

47.           Physical restraint

48.           Placing agency

49.           Pre-service training

50.           Provider

51.           Records

Suggestion that “Respite Placement” or “Respite Care” is added to definitions, see notes under short term foster care for details of this recommendation.

52.           Resource parent

53.           Seclusion

54.           Serious incident reports

55.           Service plan

56.           Sexual abuse

57.           Short-term foster care –recommend expanding definition to also allow for successive short term placements of a child (that are less than 30 consecutive days, and may extend more than 30 total days in a calendar year) be considered as one on-going open case as opposed to opening a new case each time the child is placed in a home if such agreement is identified on the placement agreement, so that variances do not need to be obtained. This would assist more families from the community to receive respite services to minimize out of home placements or use of full time foster care, and ease the burden on private providers admission criteria to allow for such services. Suggest offering a respite care definition if short term foster care becomes too complex to define.

58.           Special needs

59.           State Board

60.           Treatment

61.           Treatment foster care –This definition is strongly supported. It is important for the work TFC providers offer in defining it’s essence as a community based program. It is, however, at risk of being inaccurate if the current state administration redefines it for the sole purpose of reallocating money in the state budget, for which it may become redefined as a residential service. It is certainly NOT a residential service, and this definition should not be changed for financial reasons. TFC providers need these regulations to be able to last another 30 years, and not be based on changing administrative agendas.

62.           Treatment foster parent

63.           Treatment team

64.           Youth


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