Adult Care Public Information and Policies

Resource Guides for Providers from our Technical Support and Advocacy Group (CCLD\Resource Guides for Providers)

Reporting Requirements

Reporting Instructions and Forms

Evaluator Manual

California Code of Regulations Applicable to Adult Care (Courtesy Copy with Handbook)

California Code of Regulations Applicable to Adult Care (Westlaw Official Electronic Version)

How to Become Licensed

Administrator Certification

Health and Safety Information

Find Licensed Care (CCLD's Transparency Website)

Centralized Complaints Launched

Licensing Complaint Poster 

2015 Licensing Fees 

Delays in Receipt of Fingerprint Information

The Social Security Administration (SSA), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), Fraud Hotline provides an avenue for reporting fraud, waste, and abuse within SSA's programs and operations.

Adult Facility Types Licensed by The Department of Social Services (all to point to the Centralized Applications Page)

  • Adult Day Programs
  • Adult Residential Facilities (ARF)
  • Adult Residential Facility for Persons with Special Health Care Needs
  • Social Rehabilitation Facilities

Facility Facts

Adult Residential Facilities – Most Common Deficiencies in 2014


Sites and Topics Related to Mental Health

California Mental Health Planning Council (CMHPC)

Stakeholder Recommendations for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorder Services

Mental Health FAQs