Child Care Program
[22 VAC 40 ‑ 661]
Revise regulation for programmatic changes and implementation of statewide automation
|Affects other chapters
No, only affects this chapter.
||This regulatory action is necessary in order to make modifications to the current Child Care Subsidy Program, to facilitate the development and implementation of a statewide Child Care automation system, and to expedite the automation process by ensuring uniform statewide Child Care guidance. Uniform and consistent alignment of statewide guidance is critical in the development of statewide program automation. Proposed changes include: new requirements for vendors; a limitation on the fees and rates that will be paid by the Program; a requirement that applicants be at least 18 years of age; a requirement for applicants and recipients to cooperate with the Division of Child Support Enforcement as a condition of eligibility; a requirement that appellants refund the cost of services paid during the appeals process if the local department’s decision is upheld; a change to the time allowed for processing applications; establishment of a standardized process to hear cases of alleged recipient fraud when the Commonwealth chooses not to prosecute; a time limitation for receipt of Child Care; and a requirement that overpayments made as a result of a local department error be repaid to the Department with local funds.
|Exempt from APA
No, this action is subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard
executive branch review process.