Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Minimum Standards for Licensed Private Child-Placing Agencies [22 VAC 40 ‑ 131]
Action Adopt new standards for licensed private child-placing agencies.
Stage Proposed
Comment Period Ended on 4/1/2011
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4/1/11  9:57 pm
Commenter: Carol Burdick

New Standard for Licensed Private Child Placing Agencies - 22 VAC 40-131

I am opposed to this proposed new standard .  Faith based organizations will be denied the right to provide services in accordance with their religious and moral beliefs.  This is a violation of the Constitutional right to the free exercise of religion.  The proposal is also in opposition to Virginia Code 63.2-1201.1 and 63.2-1225 that details who is eligible to adopt and Section 15-A of the Virginia Constitution.


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