Child welfare agencies and assisted living facilities; summary suspension.
Purpose of legislation
Allows the Commissioner of Social Services to issue an order of summary suspension of the license of any child welfare agency when conditions or practices exist that pose an immediate and substantial threat to the health, safety, and welfare of the children receiving care. The bill allows the Commissioner, in issuing an order of summary suspension, to suspend the license of the child welfare agency or to suspend only certain authority of the child welfare agency to operate, including the authority to provide certain services or perform certain functions that the Commissioner determines should be restricted or modified in order to protect the health, safety, or welfare of the children receiving care. The bill establishes notice, hearing, appeal, and posting requirements for such summary suspensions. The bill also amends the summary suspension procedures for licensed assisted living facilities to align such procedures with the summary suspension procedures established in the bill for child welfare agencies.
|Legislation mandating a change||Chap 449 (2019)|
|VAC chapters to be amended|
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