Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Permanency Services - Prevention, Foster Care, Adoption, and Independent Living [22 VAC 40 ‑ 201]
Amend Permanency Regulation as a Result of 2017 Legislation
Action 4885
General Information
Action Summary 22VAC40-201, Permanency Services, provides standards for local departments of social services (LDSS) for prevention, foster care, adoption, and independent living services. This regulatory action makes changes consistent with the Code of Virginia, including amending the name of the Putative Father Registry to Virginia Birth Father Registry and requiring additional information be added to the registry so that putative fathers can be notified prior to court proceedings for termination of parental rights and adoptions regarding a child that he may have fathered (Chapter 200 of the 2017 Acts of Assembly). Additionally, recent changes to the Code of Virginia require that youth who turn 18 while in foster care shall be enrolled in Medicaid provided they do not object and are eligible. They shall also be given the opportunity to participate in a survey to provide feedback regarding the youth’s experience while in foster care (Chapter 187 of the 2017 Acts of Assembly). The intent of this action is to make the regulation consistent with the Code of Virginia and federal laws, and to make any other changes the agency deems necessary after comments and review.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [005305]
Associated Mandates
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8024 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/29/2017.
8202 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/25/2019.
8553 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/10/2021.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Em Parente 
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7895    FAX: (804)726-7538    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.