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]
Establish New Permanency Services Regulation
Action 2508
General Information
Action Summary This is a joint action to repeal eight regulations and replace them with one comprehensive new Permanency Services regulation that will encompass the full range of services for providing a child with a safe, secure and stable situation in which to grow up. Currently regulations addressing permanency services for children are contained in eight different regulations which were promulgated at different times. Combining these regulations into one comprehensive regulation will ensure consistency in definitions and language and will limit the number of regulations individuals must use when addressing issues related to permanency services for children.
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 22 VAC 40-201 Permanency Services - Prevention, Foster Care, Adoption, and Independent Living Amend Existing Regulation
Other chapters
  22 VAC 40 - 200 Foster Care - Guiding Principles
  22 VAC 40 - 210 Foster Care - Assessing the Client's Service Needs
  22 VAC 40 - 240 Nonagency Placement for Adoption - Consent
  22 VAC 40 - 250 Agency Placement Adoptions - AREVA
  22 VAC 40 - 260 Agency Placement Adoptions - Subsidy
  22 VAC 40 - 280 Nonagency Placements for Adoption - Adoptive Home Study
  22 VAC 40 - 800 Family Based Social Services
  22 VAC 40 - 810 Fees for Court Services Provided By Local Departments of Social Services
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [001019]
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
4376 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/20/2008.
4565 Proposed Stage withdrawn on 06/17/2009 before the Secretary's office completed its review.
5148 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/22/2010.
5545 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/01/2012.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Phyl Parrish  / Policy Team Leader
Address: Division of Family Services
801 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7926    FAX: (804)726-7895    TDD: (800)828-1120