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]
Fair Hearings for Foster Care
Action 4037
General Information
Action Summary The federal Administration for Children and Families, Children’s Bureau determined that in order to continue to receive federal Title IV-E funding for its Foster Care program, Virginia must establish a fair hearings process for individuals eligible for benefits under that program. House Bill 2045 (2013) requires the State Board of Social Services to promulgate regulations to implement the requirements of HB 2045 and requires that the regulations be effective within 280 days of the bill’s enactment.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [003687]
Associated Mandates Foster care and adoption-decisions regarding federal benefits, right to appeal
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
6685 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
7093 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 12/04/2015.
7416 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/01/2016.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Phyl Parrish 
Address: Division of Family Services
801 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219-2901
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7926    FAX: (804)726-7895    TDD: (800)828-1849