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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department Of Social Services
Chapter 100. Minimum Standards for Licensed Child Caring Institutions

22VAC40-100-130. Buildings and building plans.

A. All existing facilities and plans for the construction, conversion, and modification of any facility shall be such as to reasonably protect the children to be served in the facility and shall include consideration of the following:

1. The number and age span of the children;

2. The location and housing of staff relative to the children;

3. The accessibility of other service facilities or components;

4. The mental or physical condition of the children to be served;

5. Compliance with all health and safety laws and regulations; and

6. The providing of an environment conducive to the proper development of the child.

B. Building plans and specifications for new construction, conversion of existing buildings, and any structural modifications or additions to existing licensed buildings shall be suitably aligned with the purpose of the institution, and plans shall be submitted to the following authorities:

1. Department of Social Services;

2. Office of the State Fire Marshal (only for structures with occupancy of 10; or more persons except in the cities of Richmond and Norfolk for structures with an occupancy of 20 or more persons);

3. Local zoning or building departments, or both

4. Local fire departments; and

5. Local health departments.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-1734 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR615-24-01 §IVB, eff. November 22, 1972; amended, eff. July 1, 1981, eff. February 1, 1984, eff. May 1, 1984, eff. July 1, 1984.

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