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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 2019
Action 5318 / Stage 8992
Proposed Stage  
red ball Proposed Text 5/4/2021  3:04 pm  
pdf Agency Background Document 6/30/2020    
pdf Attorney General Certification 8/12/2020    
pdf DPB Economic Impact Analysis 10/2/2020   (modified 10/5/2020)    
pdf Agency Response to EIA 4/13/2021    
red ball Governor's Review Memo 4/12/2021   

Attorney General Review Submitted to OAG: 6/30/2020
Review Completed: 8/12/2020
Result: Certified
DPB Review
Submitted on 8/19/2020
Review Completed: 10/2/2020
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 7/9/2021
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 5318:
Amend Permanency Regulation 2019
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage Type Status
NOIRA   (8666) Stage complete. Comment period ended 02/19/2020.
Proposed   (8992) Stage complete. Comment period ended 07/09/2021.
Final   (9471) Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 03/17/2022.
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