Office of Regulations Development
Office of Regulations Development (ORD) Mission:
To ensure the appropriate processing of regulations in accordance with the requirements of the California Administrative Procedures Act (APA); provide access to regulatory information to California citizens and businesses; and facilitate public participation in the Rulemaking process.
The Department's regulations are divided in two groups, the Manual of Policies and Procedures (MPP), which include all the social service programs regulations, and the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 22, Divisions 2, 6, and 12, which include the Adoptions Program Regulations and the Community Care Licensing Regulations. The MPP is published in-house and the CCR is published by Barclays, the state's official publisher of the California Code of Regulations.
Note that Title 22, Division 15 expired on May 16, 2019.
Adult Protective Services Regulations
Adult Services Regulations (Social Service Standards Manual)
Child Welfare Services Regulations
Confidentiality, Fraud, Civil Rights and State Hearings Regulations
Deaf Access Program Regulations
Fiscal Management and Control Regulations
Foster Care Regulations
Refugee Program Regulations
Specialized Program Regulations
Staff Development and Training Manual
Statistical Reports Regulations
CCR, Title 22
Adoptions Regulations (Division 2)
Community Care Licensing Regulations (Divisions 6 and 12)
Note that Division 15 expired on May 16, 2019.
Regulations Documents and Manual Letters
CDSS Regulation Changes In Process and Completed Rulemaking Files
Manual Letters (Revisions to Manuals)
The MPP regulations manuals and the manual letters are available electronically on this website for public use. This website also includes the Department's version of its CCR, Title 22 regulations manuals; however, for information about obtaining the official CCR in print, please contact the State's official publisher, Barclays Official California Code of Regulations, at (800) 888-3600 or visit Barclays website.
The ORD does not provide advance notification regarding regulation activities; however, if you would like to be notified when rulemaking files are made available for public comment, please email us your email address and specify your request AND/OR if you would like to be notified when updates to the regulations manuals (manual letters) are made available on this website, please email us your email address and specify your request.