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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Minimum Standards for Licensed Independent Foster Homes [22 VAC 40 ‑ 141]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Amend Definition to Comply with Code Requirements
General Information
Action Summary This regulatory action will bring Licensing Standards for Independent Foster Homes into conformity with § 63.2-100 of the Code of Virginia which amended the definition of “independent foster home” effective July 1, 2019. The definition of “independent foster home” is amended in 22VAC40-141 as a result of this change.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006 A.4.a.
RIS Project Yes  [006004]
Associated Mandates Temporary delegation of parental or legal custodial powers; child-placing agency.
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
8662 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/17/2019.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Cynthia Carneal Heflin 
Address: Division of Licensing Programs
801 East Main Street, 9th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7140    FAX: (804)726-7132    TDD: (800)828-1120