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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 131. Standards for Licensed Child-Placing Agencies

22VAC40-131-350. Quarterly progress summaries.

A. The licensee shall review the progress of each child in care. The first review of progress and report shall occur no later than 90 days from the date of the child's placement and subsequent progress reviews shall be conducted every 90 days thereafter.

B. The licensee shall document the progress review in a written summary report that addresses the following elements:

1. Progress the child has made toward reaching each goal and objective on his service plan and documenting progress the child has made in alleviating his specific problem behaviors, if any;

2. Description of goals and objectives the child has met during the evaluation quarter, goals and objectives that continue to be worked on in the next quarter, and new goals and objectives to be added for next quarter;

3. Description of criteria for achievement and target dates for each goal and objective;

4. Description of any changes that need to be made in the service and treatment plans, including changes in methods of intervention and strategies designed to help the child meet his goals;

5. Decision as to whether each projected date of accomplishment continues to be realistic or needs to change;

6. Description of services, therapies, and activities provided to and secured for the child during the quarter, including services provided towards the discharge goals;

7. Description of any new needs of the child; services, activities, or therapies identified to meet the child's needs and address behaviors; addition of new goals and objectives; and target dates for accomplishment;

8. Summary of contacts made between the child and his family, where appropriate;

9. Participation of the birth and foster parents in the services offered to them and the child;

10. The child's assessment of his progress and description of services needed, where appropriate;

11. List of medications used by the child;

12. List of the child's medical needs during this review period, any medical treatment the child received during this period, any recommendations for further medical treatment, and scheduled appointments;

13. Recommendations for any modifications to the current service plan, including changes in methods of intervention and strategies;

14. Dates of progress covered during this review;

15. A review of the discharge plan, projected discharge date, and, as necessary, updating the information; and

16. Date the progress summary report was written; and the signature and title of the individual who wrote the report.

C. The progress summary reports shall be in the child's file.

D. The licensee shall update service plans as necessary to include modifications made, identification of new needs, and services to meet the new needs.

E. As required in 22VAC40-131-340 F, the licensee shall document the participation of required parties in each review of progress.

F. On the fourth quarter summary report, the licensee shall in addition to the requirements specified in subsection B of this section, evaluate and update the comprehensive treatment and service plan for the upcoming year.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 10, eff. May 1, 2012.

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