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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 as a Result of 2017 Legislation
Action 4885 / Stage 8553
Final Stage  
red ball Final Text 5/4/2021  3:12 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 3/7/2019   (modified 4/13/2021)    
pdf Attorney General Certification 5/23/2019    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 4/12/2021   

Changes to Text No changes have been made to the text since the proposed stage was last published in the Register.
Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 3/7/2019
Review Completed: 5/23/2019
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 6/21/2019
Review Completed: 7/12/2019
Secretary Review Secretary of Health and Human Resources Review Completed: 11/23/2020
Governor's Review Governor Review Completed: 4/12/2021
Result: Approved
Virginia Registrar Submitted on 4/13/2021
The Virginia Register of Regulations
Publication Date: 5/10/2021    Volume: 37  Issue: 19
Comment Period Ended 6/9/2021
Effective Date 6/10/2021
Contact Information
Name / Title: Em Parente 
Address: 801 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)726-7895    FAX: (804)726-7538    TDD: ()-
This person is the primary contact for this chapter.


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Action 4885:
Amend Permanency Regulation as a Result of 2017 Legislation
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (8024) Stage complete. Comment period ended 11/29/2017.
Proposed   (8202) Stage complete. Comment period ended 01/25/2019.
Final   (8553) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 06/10/2021.
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