Child welfare mandates.
Purpose of legislation
Imposes certain mandates related to the protection and encouragement of children, including a requirement that certain information and options be given to a child in connection with foster care plans, the imposition of certain age-appropriate restrictions, and requirements of both the courts and the Department of Social Services regarding foster care plans. The bill adds to the definition of abused or neglected child any child who has been identified as a victim of sex trafficking or severe forms of trafficking as defined by the federal law.
|Legislation mandating a change||Chap 631 (2016)|
|VAC chapters to be amended||
22 vac 40 - 131 : Minimum Standards for Licensed Private Child-Placing Agencies
22 vac 40 - 151 : Standards for Licensed Children's Residential Faciliities
|Associated Regulatory Actions||