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Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Mandate 1038

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Foster care agreements; rights of foster parent; dispute resolution.
Purpose of legislation
Directs the Department of Social Services to promulgate emergency regulations to ensure collaboration, communication, access, and transparency between the local boards and licensed child-placing agencies and foster parents. The bill also directs local boards of social services and licensed child-placing agencies to implement and publicize a dispute resolution process through which a foster parent may contest an alleged violation of such regulations by the local board or licensed child-placing agency.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 336 (2019)
VAC chapters to be amended
22 vac 40 - 211 : Foster and Adoptive Family Home Approval Standards
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 5383: Implement Foster Parent Bill of Rights and Reenforce the Role of Foster and Adoptive Parents
Latest Stage: Final
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