Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Standards for Licensed Children's Residential Faciliities [22 VAC 40 ‑ 151]
Amend Standards for Licensed Children’s Residential Facilities
Action 5370
General Information
Action Summary Standards for Licensed Children’s Residential Facilities, 22VAC40-151, provide criteria for the public and the Department of Social Services to evaluate the safety and stability of care that children and youth receive in licensed children’s residential facilities (CRF). These regulations provide rules for current practices in children’s residential facilities that ensure the well-being of children and youth residing in a CRF. Proposed amendments in this action are intended to bring the regulation into alignment with the federal Foster Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008, Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act of 2014, and the Family First Prevention Services Act of 2018. This action will align the regulation with state and federal law, adding definitions, clarifying language, and making technical edits and any other changes deemed necessary after public comment 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  [006139]
Associated Mandates
New Periodic Review This action will be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
8733 NOIRA Stage complete. Comment period ended 03/04/2020.
9388 Proposed Secretary of Health and Human Resources review in progress.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Alisa Foley 
Address: 801 E. Main Street

Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7138    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-