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 2018
Action 5092
General Information
Action Summary The permanency regulation, 22VAC40-201, 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, specifically the establishment of the Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program, as well as clarifying the procedure for the filing of petitions related to foster care court proceedings. 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  [005722]
Associated Mandates Kinship Guardianship Assistance program
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
8342 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/28/2018.
8541 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/09/2021.
9461 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/17/2022.
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.