REGULATIONS
Vol. 28 Iss. 1 - September 12, 2011

TITLE 22. SOCIAL SERVICES
STATE BOARD OF SOCIAL SERVICES
Chapter 131
Notice of Suspension of Regulatory Process and Additional Public Comment Period

Titles of Regulations: 22VAC40-130. Minimum Standards for Licensed Private Child Placing Agencies (repealing 22VAC40-130-10 through 22VAC40-130-550).

22VAC40-131. Standards for Licensed Child-Placing Agencies (adding 22VAC40-131-10 through 22VAC40-131-610).

Statutory Authority: §§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-1734 of the Code of Virginia.

Public Comment Deadline: October 11, 2011.

Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to § 2.2-4007.06 of the Code of Virginia, the State Board of Social Services is suspending 22VAC40-131, Standards for Licensed Private Child Placing Agencies, published in 27:25 VA.R. 2675-2717 August 15, 2011, and soliciting additional comments on changes made to the regulations between publication of the proposed regulations and publication of the final regulations. These changes are shown in brackets in the final version of the regulations as published in the Virginia Register of Regulations. The State Board of Social Services is also suspending the effective date of the repeal of 22VAC40-130, Minimum Standards for Licensed Private Child Placing Agencies.

The effective date of this regulatory action is suspended until the State Board of Social Services readopts the regulations after the close of the additional comment period and publishes additional changes, if any, and the new effective date of the final regulations and the repealed regulations in the Virginia Register of Regulations.

The additional comment period ends on October 11, 2011. Written comment regarding the changes made between publication of the proposed regulations and publication of the final regulations may be submitted to the agency contact listed below or through the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall website at http://www.townhall.virginia.gov.

Agency Contact: Joni S. Baldwin, Program Development Consultant, Division of Licensing Programs, Department of Social Services, 801 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 726-7162, FAX (804) 726-7132, or email joni.baldwin@dss.virginia.gov.

VA.R. Doc. No. R10-2036; Filed August 18, 2011, 11:32 a.m.