Laws and Regulations
Title 22 Regulations
Title 22 Regulations -
The California Code of Regulations is the codification of
the general and permanent rules which are sometimes called
administrative law and utilized by California state agencies. These regulations are reviewed, approved, and made available to the public by the
Office of Administrative Law (OAL), and are also filed with the Secretary of
State. Title 22 covers the subject of Social Security. The Title 22 regulations
apply to all community care facilities regulated by the Community Care
Licensing Division except where specifically exempted and are available by
clicking the link above.
Interim Licensing Standards
Interim Licensing Standards are a set of rules that are issued by the California Department of Social Services Department as an operational tool to implement a law that was recently passed. These Standards will be replaced with Title 22 regulation once written and approved.
Interim Licensing Standards for Foster Family Agencies (ILS, Version 2.1)
Interim Licensing Standards for Short-Term Residential Therapeutic Program (ILS, Version 2) (Released 1/27/17). These Standards implement provisions of Assembly Bill 403 (Chapter 773, Statutes of 2015) and Assembly Bill 1997 (Chapter 612, Statutes of 2016) that govern STRTPs effective January 1, 2017. Please send questions or comments regarding the Interim Licensing Standards to CCR@dss.ca.gov and Marisa.Sanchez@dss.ca.gov.
Interim Licensing Standards for Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelters (AB 346)
Interim Licensing Standards for Non-minor Dependents in Foster Care (AB 12)
The Evaluator Manual provides a self-contained resource for the application and enforcement of laws, policies and procedures. Utilizing one reference source ensures statewide consistency in the administration of the licensing program. The Evaluator Manual is also used to train new employees of the Community Care Licensing Division's Regional Offices and the county offices that contract with the State to administer the Family Child Care Home and the Foster Family Home programs. The term "Evaluator" is used throughout the manual and includes both State and county licensing workers. State licensing evaluators are referred to as Licensing Program Analysts.
Evaluator Manual - Reference Material and Comprehensive Evaluation Tools
Evaluator Manual - Regulation Interpretations and Procedures
Evaluator Manual - Appendices and Chaptered Legislation
Evaluator Manual Updates
Health and Safety Code