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State Board of Social Services
Mandate 31

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Child Protective Services (CPS) Record Retention
Purpose of legislation
This Code change requires that the records of family assessments shall be retained for three years after the date of the complaint or report, rather than the current one year retention period. The longer retention time is expected to benefit children and families by retaining important history for any new reports.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 634 (2003)
VAC chapters to be amended Not yet determined.
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 1350: 2003 Legislative Requirements
Latest Stage: Final
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