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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 201. Permanency Services - Prevention, Foster Care, Adoption and Independent Living

22VAC40-201-130. Closing the foster care case.

A. Foster care cases are closed or transferred to another service category under the following circumstances:

1. When the foster care child turns 18 years of age and objects to continuing to receive foster care services for which he is eligible;

2. When the court releases the child from the local department's custody prior to the age of 18 years;

3. When a temporary entrustment or noncustodial agreement has expired, been revoked, or been terminated by the court;

4. When the foster care child is committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice; or

5. When the final order of adoption is issued.

B. When the foster care case is closed for services, the case record shall be maintained according to the record retention schedules established by the Library of Virginia.

C. Any foster care youth who has reached age 18 years has the right to request information from his records in accordance with state law.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-319 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 2, eff. November 1, 2012; amended, Virginia Register Volume 33, Issue 8, January 11, 2017; Volume 35, Issue 5, eff. December 1, 2018.

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