Vol. 34 Iss. 7 - November 27, 2017

Chapter 221
Notice of Intended Regulatory Action

Notice is hereby given in accordance with § 2.2-4007.01 of the Code of Virginia that the State Board of Social Services intends to consider amending 22VAC40-221, Additional Daily Supervision Rate Structure. The purpose of the proposed action is to provide a comprehensive review of the regulations, which provides standards for local departments of social services to determine enhanced maintenance payments for foster and adoptive parents. In addition to the periodic review and a review of any impact on small businesses, a proposed amendment will include extending the amount of time that the uniform rate assessment tool is readministrated from three months to six months for the purpose of adoption assistance. Additional changes will be considered based on public comment received and further review.

The agency does not intend to hold a public hearing on the proposed action after publication in the Virginia Register.

Statutory Authority: § 63.2-217 of the Code of Virginia; 42 USC § 673.

Public Comment Deadline: December 27, 2017.

Announcement of Periodic Review and Small Business Impact Review: This regulation will undergo a periodic review pursuant to Executive Order 17 (2014) and a small business impact review pursuant to § 2.2-4007.1 of the Code of Virginia to determine whether this regulation should be terminated, amended, or retained in its current form. Public comment is sought on the review of any issue relating to this regulation, including whether the regulation (i) is necessary for the protection of public health, safety, and welfare or for the economical performance of important governmental functions; (ii) minimizes the economic impact on small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable law; and (iii) is clearly written and easily understandable.

Agency Contact: Traci B. Jones, Program Manager, Department of Social Services, 801 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219, telephone (804) 726-7499, or email

VA.R. Doc. No. R18-5241; Filed October 25, 2017, 12:57 p.m.