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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
4/7/2020

22VAC40-141-70. Training.

A. When such training is available from the Department of Social Services, local departments of social services, or licensed child-placing agencies, the provider shall complete an initial foster parent orientation and training session within the first six months of initial licensure.

B. The provider, any assistants, and any other adult expected to be alone in the home with children shall receive, prior to licensure or employment, certification in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation appropriate to the age of children in care, from an approved source such as the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, National Safety Council or an equivalent resource approved by the department.

C. The provider, assistant, and any other adult expected to be alone in the home with children shall maintain current certificates in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, appropriate to the age of children in care, from an approved source such as the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, the National Safety Council or an equivalent resource approved by the department.

D. The provider shall attend at least 20 hours of related training each year. The provider shall maintain documentation of training attended.

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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