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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 141. Licensing Standards for Independent Foster Homes

22VAC40-141-110. Essentials for Each Child.

A. The diet for children shall be well-balanced and appropriate to the daily nutritional needs of each child.

B. Special diets shall be provided as prescribed by a physician or dentist for individual children and established religious dietary practices for each child shall be observed.

C. Clothing, towels, wash cloths, toothbrushes, combs and hair brushes, and other personal needs shall be provided for each child on an individual basis and shall be kept clean and replaced as needed.

D. Clothing shall be kept clean, in good repair, and appropriate for the age and size of each child.

E. Drinking water shall be available at all times unless prohibited by a physician's order.

F. Normal activities of daily living such as meals appropriate to the child's nutritional needs, time for sleep and rest appropriate to the child's age, bathing, etc., shall be opportunities for teaching and guiding behavior.

G. To the extent that normal activities of daily living are used to teach and guide behavior, the provider's actions shall not be extreme, unusual or abusive.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 15, Issue 10, eff. March 3, 1999; amended, Virginia Register Volume 21, Issue 06, eff. February 1, 2005; Volume 22, Issue 10, eff. February 22, 2006.

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