Department of Social Services
Child Day-Care Council
[REPEALED] Regulation for Criminal Record Checks for Child Welfare Agencies [22 VAC 15 ‑ 50]
|Description||This regulation establishes the criminal record check procedures to be followed by licensed and registered child welfare agencies.|
|State Authority||,63.1-198 63.1-198.1 and and 63.1-202|
|Federal Authority||None entered|
|Exempt from APA||No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.|
|Text of Regulation||Link to Virginia Administrative Code|
|Goals of Regulation||
The purpose of the regulation is to protect children in licensed or registered out-of-home care from persons charged with orb convicted of certain crimes.
The regulation requires a sworn disclosure statement prior to employment and a criminal record report within 21 days of employment for all compensated and voluntary employees, caretakers, and individuals approved by child-placing agencies as foster or adoptive parents. The regulation also requires this information for applicants, their agents, and board members who are involved in the day-to-day operations of a child welfare agency or who are alone with, in control of, or supervising one or more children.
The sworn disclosure statement indicates that the individual has neither a conviction nor pending charges in or outside the Commonwealth of Virginia of those crimes that act as barriers to employment. The criminal record check is conducted to ensure that the person does not have any convictions or barrier crimes in Virginia.
|Name / Title:||Karin Clark / Regulatory Coordinator|
801 East Main Street, Room 1507
Richmond, VA 23219
|Telephone:||(804)726-7017 FAX: (804)726-7015 TDD: (800)828-1120|