CACFP Administrative Manual Section 15.1

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Section 15 Serious Deficiency Process

Section 15.1 Serious Deficiency Process for Program Operators

The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) regulations define an institution as seriously deficient when it is out of compliance with one or more aspects of its operation of the program as determined by the state agency. The serious deficiency process offers a way for the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) to take required action while allowing program operators to correct serious program problems and ensuring due process. The SD process protects program integrity by removing program operators and responsible principals or individuals who are unable or unwilling to correct serious programmatic problems, and preventing them from returning to the program until approval for participation is granted by the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) Western Regional Office (WRO).

For more information on the SD process that the CDSS follows with program operators, please review the Serious Deficiency Process and Corrective Action Plan for Program Operators web page.

For more information on the SD process that Day Care Home Sponsors follow with providers, please review Section 15.2 of this manual and the Serious Deficiency Process and Corrective Action Plan for Day Care Home Sponsors web page.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.