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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 9. PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES [10000 - 18999.8]

  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )
  

PART 4. SERVICES FOR THE CARE OF CHILDREN [16000 - 16545]

  ( Heading of Part 4 amended by Stats. 1978, Ch. 429. )
  

CHAPTER 5. State Child Welfare Services [16500 - 16523.1]

  ( Heading of Chapter 5 amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 978, Sec. 33. )
  

ARTICLE 2. Resource Family Approval Program [16519.5 - 16519.7]
  ( Article 2 heading added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 612, Sec. 118. )

  
16519.56.  

(a) (1) A county shall place a resource family on inactive status upon notification by the resource family in accordance with this section and the written directives or regulations adopted by the department pursuant to Section 16519.5.

(2) For purposes of this section, and notwithstanding Section 16519.5, “inactive status” means a period of time during which a resource family is not eligible to provide foster care for a child and is not subject to an approval update.

(b) The written directives or regulations adopted by the department pursuant to Section 16519.5 shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:

(1) The method by which a resource family shall notify a county of the following:

(A) A request to be placed on inactive status.

(B) A request to end inactive status.

(2) The actions to be taken by a county to end an inactive status.

(3) Any time limitations on inactive status.

(4) The circumstances under which a county shall conduct inspections of the home of a resource family during a period of inactive status.

(c) A resource family shall maintain all approval standards required by Section 16519.5 upon ending inactive status.

(d) This section does not limit the authority of the department to institute or continue an administrative action against a resource family or any individual residing or regularly present in the home of a resource family during a period of inactive status.

(Added by Stats. 2017, Ch. 732, Sec. 104. (AB 404) Effective January 1, 2018.)