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]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amend Permanency Regulation 2021
Action 5738
General Information
Action Summary This regulatory action is necessary to implement the requirements of legislation passed during the 2021 session of the Virginia General Assembly and to conform the existing regulation to current state law. Chapter 254 (SB 1328) of the 2021 Acts of Assembly creates the State-Funded Kinship Guardianship Assistance program (referred to in this regulation as the State-Funded Kinship Subsidy), which provides an additional permanency option for youth in foster care who are ineligible for the existing Kinship Guardianship Assistance Program (KinGAP). Chapter 535 (HB 1962) of the 2021 Acts of Assembly requires the child’s relatives and fictive kin to be involved in the development of the child’s foster care plan and changes the requirement for the child’s involvement from a child 14 years of age and older to a child 12 years of age and older.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: 2.2-4006.A.4.a.
RIS Project Yes  [6763]
Is Federal action a driving factor in this regulatory change? If so, please provide a specific reference to the law, regulation or court case.
Associated Mandates Amend Permanency Regulation 2021
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
9283 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 10/13/2021.
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.