2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Committee Approved)

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Provide Information on Independent Living Services (language only)

Item 341 #1h

Item 341 #1h

Health And Human Resources
Social Services, Department of

Page 307, after line 30, insert:
"The Commissioner, Department of Social Services, shall ensure that local departments that provide independent living services to persons between 18 and 21 years of age make certain information about and counseling regarding the availability of independent living services is provided to any person who chooses to leave foster care or who chooses to terminate independent living services before his twenty-first birthday.  Information shall include the option for restoration of independent living services following termination of independent living services, and the processes whereby independent living services may be restored should he choose to seek restoration of such services in accordance with § 63.2-905.1 of the Code of Virginia."

(This amendment adds language to direct the Commissioner to ensure that local departments of social services provide information and counseling about the availability of independent living services to persons ages 18 to 21, including information about the ability to have services restored within 60 days following the termination of services.)