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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

22VAC40-201-80. Foster care plans.

A. Every child in foster care longer than 45 days shall have a written foster care plan approved by the court within 60 days of entry into foster care. The foster care plan shall specify the permanency goal and the concurrent permanency goal and shall meet all requirements set forth in federal law or § 16.1-282 of the Code of Virginia.

B. The foster care plan shall be written after the completion of the assessment. Foster care plans shall directly reference how the strengths identified in the foster care assessment will support the plan and the needs to be met to achieve the permanency goal, including the identified concurrent permanency goal, in a timely manner.

C. A plan for visitation with the birth parents or prior custodians and siblings for all children in foster care shall be developed and presented to the court as part of the foster care plan in accordance with § 63.2-900.2 of the Code of Virginia.

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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