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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 5.3. Services for Children Who Are Exposed to Alcohol or Drugs or Who Are HIV Positive [16525 - 16525.30]

  ( Chapter 5.3 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 296, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 1. General [16525 - 16525.5]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 296, Sec. 2. )

16525.
  

The definitions in this article shall control the interpretation of this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 296, Sec. 2. Effective August 2, 1993.)

16525.1.
  

“Department” means the State Department of Social Services.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 296, Sec. 2. Effective August 2, 1993.)

16525.2.
  

“Eligible child” means any child who meets the requirements of subdivision (a) or (b), and subdivision (c).

(a) Any child who has a medically diagnosed condition or symptoms resulting from, or suspected as resulting from, substance abuse by the mother.

(b) Any child who is HIV positive.

(c) Any child who meets the requirements of either subdivision (a) or (b) and who meets all of the following requirements:

(1) The child is a dependent child of the court.

(2) The child is aged newborn to 36 months. The maximum age prescribed by this paragraph shall be increased to 60 months if funds are available within the existing appropriation for counties maintaining a program for a minimum of three years, or, for other counties, if funds are available pursuant to the California Children and Families Program (Division 108 (commencing with Section 130100) of the Health and Safety Code) to provide services to children who are aged between 36 and 60 months.

(3) The child is the child of a resident of a participating county pursuant to this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2000, Ch. 799, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2001.)

16525.3.
  

“HIV” means human immunodeficiency virus.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 296, Sec. 2. Effective August 2, 1993.)

16525.4.
  

“HIV positive” means a condition of being medically diagnosed as infected with HIV.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 296, Sec. 2. Effective August 2, 1993.)

16525.5.
  

“Specialized in-home health care” means, but is not limited to, those services identified by the child’s primary physician as appropriately administered by a foster parent, trained by health care professionals pursuant to the discharge plan of the facility releasing the child to his or her home.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 296, Sec. 2. Effective August 2, 1993.)

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