§49-2-10. Same -- Certificate.
It shall be the duty of the state department in cooperation
with the state department of health to establish reasonable minimum
standards for foster-home care to which all certified foster homes
must conform. No unsupervised foster home shall be certified until
an investigation of the home and its standards of care has been
made by the state department or by a licensed child welfare agency
serving as its representative. Any such home that conforms to the
established standards of care and to the prescribed rules shall
receive a certificate from the state department, which shall be in
force for one year from the date of issuance and which may be
renewed unless revoked because of wilful violation of the
provisions of this chapter. The certificate shall show the name of
the persons authorized to conduct the home, its exact location and
the number of children that may be received and cared for at one
time. No certified foster home shall receive for care more
children than are specified in the certificate.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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