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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

22VAC40-141-40. Background Checks.

A. The applicant for licensure, the provider, assistant and adult household members, and any other adult who is involved in the day-to-day operations of the independent foster home or will be alone with, in control of, or supervising one or more children placed in the home shall receive and provide to the licensing representative:

1. The results of a criminal history record check conducted by the Virginia State Police through the Central Criminal Records Exchange and shall not have an offense as described in § 63.2-1719 of the Code of Virginia;

2. The results of a search of Virginia's Child Protective Services central registry and shall not have a founded child abuse or neglect record; and

3. A sworn disclosure statement or affirmation disclosing whether the person has a criminal conviction or is the subject of any pending criminal charges within or outside the Commonwealth and whether the person has been the subject of any founded complaint of child abuse or neglect within or outside the Commonwealth.

B. The provider shall not permit a known sex offender to reside in the home or to have contact with the children in care.

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.

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