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Health and Human Resources
Department of Social Services
State Board of Social Services
Mandate 1033

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
Kinship foster care; notice.
Purpose of legislation
Requires local boards of social services, when identifying foster care placement options, to take all reasonable steps to (i) determine whether the child has any relatives who may be eligible to become a kinship foster parent, (ii) provide notice to such relatives of their potential eligibility to become a kinship foster parent, and (iii) explain to such relatives any opportunities they may have to participate in the placement and care of the child, including opportunities available through kinship foster care or kinship guardianship. This bill is identical to SB 1720.
Legislation mandating a change Chap 437 (2019)
Chap 438 (2019)
VAC chapters to be amended
22 vac 40 - 201 : Permanency Services - Prevention, Foster Care, Adoption, and Independent Living
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 5318: Amend Permanency Regulation 2019
Latest Stage: Final
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