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AB-1417 Community colleges: providers of care for individuals with developmental disabilities: model curriculum for certification program.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Article 3.6 (commencing with Section 78264) is added to Chapter 2 of Part 48 of Division 7 of Title 3 of the Education Code, to read:

Article  3.6. Providers of Care for Individuals With Developmental Disabilities
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 (a) (1) The Legislature finds and declares both of the following:
(A) There is a great need in this state for well-trained providers of care for individuals with developmental disabilities.
(B) Providing care for California’s population of individuals with developmental disabilities is a difficult job that requires a practitioner to possess unique and specific skills in order to provide the high-quality care that these individuals deserve.
(2) It is, therefore, the intent of the Legislature to enable the California Community Colleges system to create a certification program to establish a pathway for persons interested in these careers to obtain the necessary preparation.
(b) The Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges shall develop a model curriculum for a certification program for providers of care for individuals with developmental disabilities. This model curriculum shall be designed to be offered at community college campuses where there is sufficient student interest and a properly qualified faculty to sustain such a program. In developing the model curriculum, the chancellor’s office shall consult with individuals and organizations with expertise in the provision of care for individuals with developmental disabilities and the training of practitioners for that task.