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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

22VAC40-201-145. Foster care complaint system.

A. Upon receipt of a complaint from a constituent regarding a foster care case, the department will investigate such complaint by conducting a review of case documentation, foster care policy, and state and federal code, and gather information from the constituent, local department, and other collaterals as needed.

B. The department shall provide the constituent a resolution to the constituent's concern that includes the methods used to assess the concern and a response to the concern. This resolution will be provided via the communication method of the constituent.

C. All information received or maintained by the department in connection with such reports, complaints, or investigations shall be confidential and not subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (§ 2.2-3700 et seq. of the Code of Virginia), except that such information may be relayed and used on a confidential basis for the purposes of investigation and to protect the health, safety, and well-being of children in foster care.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 38, Issue 13, eff. March 17, 2022.

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