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AB-1375 Foster care: placements: database.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/17/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1375


Introduced by Assembly Member Dababneh

February 17, 2017


An act to add Section 16009 to the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to foster care.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1375, as introduced, Dababneh. Foster care: placements: database.
Existing law generally provides for the placement of foster youth, and provides for the licensure and regulation by the State Department of Social Services of specified facilities that provide care for foster youth, including foster family agencies and short-term residential therapeutic programs.
This bill would, except as specified, require a facility licensed to provide care to foster youth, including probation youth, to provide to the State Department of Social Services a daily census of available beds and a comprehensive listing of the services provided by the facility. The bill would require the department to create and maintain a database on the department’s Internet Web site that will allow county child welfare departments and county probation departments to view the above-mentioned information, and would require the department to adopt regulations to implement these provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 16009 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:

16009.
 (a) (1) A facility licensed to provide care to foster youth, including probation youth, shall provide all of the following information to the State Department of Social Services:
(A) A daily census of available beds.
(B) A comprehensive listing of the services provided by the facility, including, but not limited to, health and mental health services.
(2) This subdivision shall not apply to a foster family home or resource family home.
(b) The department shall create and maintain a database on the department’s Internet Web site that will allow county child welfare departments and county probation departments to view the information specified in subdivision (a) for the purpose placing children in foster care.
(c) The department shall adopt regulations to implement this section. The regulations shall specify which services shall be reported by the facilities and how often the facility is required to update the listing.