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]
Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Amend Licensed Child-Placing Agencies Regulation to Implement 2023 Legislation
Action 6405
General Information
Action Summary This regulatory action will implement Chapter 340 of the 2023 Acts of Assembly requiring the transferability of home studies, including addenda and all related approval documents other than background checks, between local agencies, local boards, and licensed child-placing agencies within the Commonwealth. The bill also requires home studies to be conducted in accordance with a mutual family assessment home study template and DSS to promulgate regulations establishing a market rate for completing home studies. This law becomes effective on January 1, 2024.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act, but falls within the Executive Branch and will be reviewed by the Governor's Office.
RIS Project Yes  [7713]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
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Contact Information
Name / Title: Alisa Foley  / Program Consultant
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)726-7138    FAX: ()-    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.