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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 12. Health
Agency 30. Department of Medical Assistance Services
Chapter 130. Amount, Duration and Scope of Selected Services

12VAC30-130-920. Provider qualifications.

A. License or certification. Treatment foster care case management shall be provided by child-placing agencies with treatment foster care programs that are licensed or certified by the Virginia Department of Social Services to be in compliance with the Minimum Standards for Licensed Child-Placing Agencies (22VAC40-130-10 et seq.) and meet the provider qualifications for treatment foster care set forth in this part.

B. Caseload size.

1. The treatment foster care case manager shall have a maximum of 12 children in his caseload for a full-time professional staff person. The caseload shall be adjusted downward if:

a. The caseworker's job responsibilities exceed those listed in the agency's job description for a caseworker, as determined by the supervisor; or

b. The difficulty of the client population served requires more intensive supervision and training of the treatment foster parents.

c. Exception: A caseworker may have a maximum caseload of 15 children as long as not more than 10 of the children are in treatment foster care and the above criteria for adjusting the caseload downward do not apply.

2. There shall be a maximum of six children in the caseload for a beginning trainee that may be increased to nine by the end of the first year and 12 by the end of the second year.

3. There shall be a maximum of three children in a caseload for a student intern if any student intern works in the agency.

Statutory Authority

§ 32.1-325 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 17, Issue 5, eff. January 1, 2001.

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