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Mandate 1220

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Amend CPS Regulation 2021
Purpose of legislation
Chapter 305 (HB 2191) of the 2021 Acts of Assembly requires local departments of social services, when conducting investigations or family assessments, to disclose to the child's parent or guardian, upon request, the location of the child, provided that (i) the investigation or family assessment has not been completed and a report has not been transmitted; (ii) the parent or guardian requesting disclosure of the child's location has not been the subject of a founded report of child abuse or neglect; (iii) the parent or guardian requesting disclosure of the child's location has legal custody of the child and provides to the local department of social services any records or other information necessary to verify such custody; (iv) the local department is not aware of any court order, and has confirmed with the child's other parent or guardian or other person responsible for the care of the child that no court order has been issued, that prohibits or limits contact by the parent or guardian requesting disclosure of the child's location with the child, the child's other parent or guardian or other person responsible for the care of the child, or any member of the household in which the child is located; and (v) disclosure of the child's location to the parent or guardian will not compromise the safety of the child, the child's other parent or guardian, or any other person responsible for the care of the child.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 305 (2021)
VAC chapters to be amended
22 vac 40 - 705 : Child Protective Services
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 5737: Amend CPS Regulation 2021
Latest Stage: no stages yet
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