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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 30. Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services
Chapter 100. Chapter 100 Adult Protective Services

22VAC30-100-60. Opening a Case for Service Provision.

A range of services must be made available to any abused, neglected and exploited adult or to adults at risk of abuse, neglect or exploitation to protect the adult and to prevent any future abuse, neglect or exploitation.

1. Opening a case to adult protective services. Once a disposition of the report and an assessment of the adult's needs and strengths have been made, the department shall assess the adult's service needs. A case shall be opened for adult protective services when:

a. The service needs are identified;

b. The disposition is that the adult needs protective services; and

c. The adult agrees to accept protective services or protective services are ordered by the court.

2. Service planning. A service plan which is based on the investigative findings and the assessment of the adult's need for protective services shall be developed. The service plan is the basis for the activities that the worker, the adult, and other persons will undertake to provide the services necessary to protect the adult.

3. Implementation of the service plan. Implementation of the service plan is the delivery of the services necessary to provide adequate protection to the adult. The services may be delivered directly, through purchase of service, through informal support, or through referral. The continuous monitoring of the adult's progress and the system's response is a part of the implementation.

4. Local departments are required to provide services beyond the investigation to the extent that federal or state matching funds are made available.

Statutory Authority

§ 51.5-131 of the Code of Virginia; 42 USC § 1397(3).

Historical Notes

Former 22VAC40-740-60, derived from VR615-46-01 § 2.5, eff. December 6, 1989; amended, Volume 20, Issue 20, eff. August 1, 2004; Volume 23, Issue 10, eff. March 1, 2007; renumbered as 22VAC30-100-60, Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 01, eff. October 9, 2013.

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