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Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Mandate 1335

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Adoption and foster care; home study reciprocity.
Purpose of legislation
Provides that home studies conducted by a local board of social services or licensed child-placing agency for the purpose of placing a child in a foster home or with an adoptive family shall, on and after January 1, 2024, be transferable between all localities, local boards, and licensed child-placing agencies.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 340 (2023)
VAC chapters to be amended
22 vac 40 - 131 : Minimum Standards for Licensed Private Child-Placing Agencies
22 vac 40 - 211 : Foster and Adoptive Family Home Approval Standards
Associated Regulatory Actions No regulatory action has been filed.
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