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Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Foster and Adoptive Family Home Approval Standards [22 VAC 40 ‑ 211]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Foster and Adoptive Home Approval Standards Regulatory Action-2022 Legislative ...
Action 5977 / Stage 9659
Final Stage  
red ball Final Text 10/4/2022  3:38 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 6/24/2022   (modified 9/9/2022)    
pdf ORM Economic Review Form 9/1/2022    
pdf Attorney General Certification 7/15/2022    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 9/13/2022   

Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 6/24/2022
Review Completed: 7/15/2022
Result: Certified
Governor's Review
ORM Review Completed: 9/12/2022
Governor Review Completed: 9/13/2022
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 9/14/2022
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 10/10/2022    Volume: 39  Issue: 4
Comment Period No comment period held for this exempt action/stage.
Effective Date 11/10/2022
Contact Information
Name / Title: Keisha Williams  / Program Consultant
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond , VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)726-7550    FAX: (804)726-7173    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this chapter.


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Action 5977:
Foster and Adoptive Home Approval Standards Regulatory Action-2022 Legislative Changes
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
Final   (9659) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/10/2022.
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