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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

22VAC40-211-30. Background Checks, Health Standards, and Driving Record.

A. All background checks must be in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations. Convictions of offenses as set out in § 63.2-1719 of the Code of Virginia shall preclude approval of an application to become a provider.

B. Documentation of the results of the background check shall be maintained in the applicant's record. Background check information shall not be disseminated to any other party nor shall it be archived except in the local department's provider file.

C. The applicant and all other household members who come in contact with children shall submit to tuberculosis assessment, screening, or tests in compliance with Virginia Department of Health requirements. The applicant and other caretakers residing in the home shall submit the results of a physical examination administered within the 13-month period prior to approval, from a licensed health care professional that comments on each applicant's or caretaker's mental or physical condition relative to taking care of a child.

D. The local department shall obtain a Department of Motor Vehicle driver record check for all applicants or other adults in the home who are expected to transport children and shall consider the results of the driver record check in the approval process.

1. If an applicant will transport children, the applicant shall have a valid driver's license and automobile liability insurance.

2. The vehicle used to transport the child shall have a valid registration and inspection sticker.

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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