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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

22VAC40-211-80. Standards of Care for Continued Approval.

A. The provider shall provide care that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, political beliefs, sexual orientation, disability, or family status.

B. The provider shall ensure the child receives meals and snacks appropriate to his daily nutritional needs. The child shall receive a special diet if prescribed by a licensed health care provider or designee or in accordance with religious or ethnic requirements or other special needs.

C. The provider shall ensure that he can be responsive to the special mental health and medical needs of the child.

D. The provider shall establish rules that encourage desired behavior and discourage undesired behavior. The provider shall not use corporal punishment or give permission to others to do so and shall sign an agreement to this effect.

E. The provider shall provide clean and seasonal clothing appropriate for the age and size of the child.

F. Providers and any other adults who transport children shall use functioning child restraint devices in accordance with requirements of Virginia law.

G. In the reapproval process the local department shall verify that the requirements for approval, including background checks, are still being met by the provider.

H. Results of background checks for Fostering Futures program participants shall be used for the sole purpose of determining whether other children should be placed or remain in the same foster home as the participant.

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; Volume 36, Issue 07, eff. December 26, 2019.

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