Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Minimum Standards for Licensed Private Child-Placing Agencies [22 VAC 40 ‑ 131]
Adopt new standards for licensed private child-placing agencies.
Action 3080
General Information
Action Summary The purpose of the proposed action is to adopt a new regulation to: (1) improve clarity of the regulation; (2) incorporate improvements in the language and reflect requirements of current federal and state law; (3) align home approvals, supervision, and monitoring practices and responsibilities of private child-placing agencies with public child-placing agencies; (4) relieve intrusive and burdensome language; and (5) provide greater protection for children in care. The current regulation will be repealed
Chapters Affected
  VAC Chapter Name Action Type
Primary 22 VAC 40-131 Minimum Standards for Licensed Private Child-Placing Agencies Promulgate New Regulation
Other chapters
  22 VAC 40 - 130 Minimum Standards for Licensed Child Placing Agencies
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [002036]
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
5194 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 10/14/2009.
5370 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 04/01/2011.
5857 Final StageComplete: After suspension, the rulemaking entity elected to retain this regulation as it is.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Joni Baldwin 
Address: VA Dept of Social Services
801 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7162    FAX: (804)726-7132    TDD: (800)828-1120