2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Van Landingham
Study of Foster Care (language only)

Item 1 #1h

Item 1 #1h

Legislative Department
General Assembly of Virginia

Page 8, after line 45, insert:
"H. The House Appropriations Committee shall study the foster care program administered by the Department of Social Services.  The study shall review: (i) the rights of foster care parents in the education, health care, and provision of support services to children in foster care, particularly those children who are also receiving services through the Comprehensive Services Act, (ii) the needs of foster care children who are transitioning from foster care to independent living, and (iii) other issues identified by the Committee.  The Departments of Social Services, Medical Assistance Services, Health, and Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, along with the Office of Comprehensive Services shall provide technical support and information for this study, as requested."

(This amendment adds language to direct the House Appropriations Committee to study foster care.)