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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 211. Foster and Adoptive Home Approval Standards for Local Departments of Social Services

22VAC40-211-100. Monitoring and Reapproval of Providers.

A. The local department's representative shall visit the home of the approved provider as often as necessary but at least quarterly to provide support to and monitor the performance of the provider and shall document these visits in the provider record.

1. When a child is placed in the home, these visits may coincide with the monthly visits to the child.

2. If there is no child placed in the home, the quarterly visit may be replaced by telephone contact.

B. The reapproval process shall include a minimum of one interview with the provider in his home and the following activities:

1. A review of the previous home approval information;

2. Updating the mutual family assessment (MFA) and any information that has changed and consideration of new information since the previous approval;

3. Completing state criminal record and child protective services background checks;

4. Obtaining the results of a new tuberculosis assessment, screening, or tests in compliance with Virginia Department of Health requirements and documenting the absence of tuberculosis in a communicable form;

5. Reviewing the confidentiality and the corporal punishment requirements and completing new confidentiality and corporal punishment agreements;

6. A reassessment of the above information to determine reapproval;

7. A case record addendum indicating that the above requirements were met; and

8. Documentation of in-service training received.

C. If the reapproval process results in the local department's decision to revoke or suspend the provider's approval, the local department shall notify the provider in writing of its decision. A copy of the notification letter shall be stored in the provider's record.

D. If monitoring efforts indicate that significant changes in the circumstances of the provider have occurred and would impact the conditions of the provider's approval, an addendum shall be completed and included with the MFA and appropriate action taken.

E. The case record addendum (i) shall contain all requirements of this chapter and be documented by a combination of narrative and other data collection formats and (ii) shall be signed and dated by the individual completing the addendum and the director of the local department or his designee.

Statutory Authority

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

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 25, Issue 24, eff. September 2, 2009; amended, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 05, eff. December 1, 2018.

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