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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 6. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS [18000 - 18999.8]

  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )
  

CHAPTER 6.3. Intensive Services Foster Care [18360 - 18360.35]
  ( Chapter 6.3 added by Stats. 2017, Ch. 732, Sec. 125. )

  
18360.05.  

(a) The department shall develop an intensive services foster care program that provides specialized programs to serve children with specific needs, including, but not limited to, the following:

(1) Intensive services and behavioral needs, including those currently being served under intensive treatment foster care.

(2) Specialized health care needs, including those with special health care needs, as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 17710.

(b) The department shall develop a program that includes a private nonprofit delivery model and a public delivery model.

(c) The rate paid to an intensive services foster care resource family shall be the same whether it is paid through a licensed foster family agency model or public delivery model and shall be established pursuant to subparagraph (C) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (c) of Section 11463.

(d) The rate paid to the foster family agency shall be developed pursuant to subparagraph (C) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (c) of Section 11463.

(e) Nothing in this chapter waives the requirements set forth in Section 16519.5 or Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 1500) of Division 2 of the Health and Safety Code.

(f) Nothing prohibits a licensed foster family agency or county that operates a public delivery model intensive services foster care program from also operating as a therapeutic foster care service model program agency.

(g) A county that operates as a public delivery model shall submit to the department a program description that sets forth the manner in which it will substantially comply with the requirements of this chapter and Sections 11467, 11469.2, and 11469.3.

(Added by Stats. 2017, Ch. 732, Sec. 125. (AB 404) Effective January 1, 2018.)