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AB-1717 School district employees: community care facilities.(2011-2012)



SECTION 1.

 Section 44021 is added to the Education Code, to read:

44021.
 (a) (1) As part of the hiring process, a school district shall request an applicant for a classified or certificated position, including a temporary or substitute position, to provide, in writing, information regarding a currently or previously held license, registration, or special permit issued under Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 1500) of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code for a community care facility and regarding current or prior employment in a community care facility licensed by the State Department of Social Services.
(2) By July 1, 2013, an employee of a school district shall notify the school district, in writing, if the employee currently holds or previously held a license, registration, or special permit issued under Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 1500) of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code for a community care facility and if the employee is currently or was previously employed in a community care facility licensed by the State Department of Social Services.
(3) After July 1, 2013, an employee of a school district shall notify the school district within 30 days, in writing, if the employee obtains a license, registration, or special permit issued under Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 1500) of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code for a community care facility or if the employee is hired to work in a community care facility licensed by the State Department of Social Services.
(b) When a school district receives information that an applicant for employment or an employee currently holds or previously held a license, registration, or special permit issued under Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 1500) of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code for a community care facility or is currently or was previously employed in a community care facility licensed by the State Department of Social Services, the school district shall submit the applicant’s or employee’s name, birth date, and driver’s license or Department of Motor Vehicles identification number to the State Department of Social Services.
(c) (1) The State Department of Social Services shall include the contact information for the employing school district in the record of an individual holding a license, registration, or special permit issued under Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 1500) of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code for a community care facility and in the record of the employee of a community care facility. After July 1, 2013, at least once per calendar year, an individual who is an employee of a school district shall update the contact information for the employing school district.
(2) If the individual’s license, registration, or special permit is revoked, suspended, forfeited, canceled, or surrendered on the grounds that the holder engaged in conduct inimical to the health, morals, welfare, or safety of an individual either residing in or receiving services from the community care facility or has an exclusion on those grounds, the State Department of Social Services shall notify the employing school district and, in the case of a certificated employee, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing within 10 days of receipt of information pursuant to subdivision (b) or within 10 days of the revocation, suspension, forfeiture, cancellation, surrender, or exclusion, whichever is applicable.
(3) The State Department of Social Services shall notify a school district when an employee of that school district is granted a license, registration, or special permit issued under Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 1500) of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code for a community care facility or is granted authorization to be employed in a community care facility licensed by the State Department of Social Services.
(d) If an employee of a school district who holds a license, registration, or special permit issued under Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 1500) of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code for a community care facility or is employed in a community care facility licensed by the State Department of Social Services is dismissed on the basis of endangering the safety of a pupil, the school district shall notify the State Department of Social Services of the dismissal.
SEC. 2.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.