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Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Mandate 25

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Criminal Background Checks
Purpose of legislation
The purpose of the legislation is to afford greater protections to children in care. The legislation provides that each local board of social services and licensed child-placing agency shall obtain and consider, in accordance with regulations adopted by the State Board of Social Services, criminal history record information from the Central Criminal Records Exchange and the results of a search of the child abuse and neglect central registry of any individual with whom the local board or agency is considering placing a child on an emergency, temporary or permanent basis, including the birth parent of a child in foster care placement.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 587 (2002)
Chap 606 (2002)
VAC chapters to be amended
22 vac 40 - 191 : Background Checks for Child Welfare Agencies
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 1148: Repeal regulation and promulgate new regulation
Latest Stage: Final
Deadline for the regulation to become effective 4/1/2004
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