Residential Regulations

Online California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Division 2 and 6 only

The following regulations contain those sections of the California Code of Regulations, Title 22 administered by CDSS (Divisions 2 and 6 only). If you have any questions regarding maintenance or distribution of these regulations, contact the Office of Regulations Development by e-mail at

The Office of Regulations Development no longer distributes paper copies of the Title 22 regulations.

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Adoptions Manual

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General Licensing Requirements

Social Rehabilitation Facilities


Adult Day Programs


Small Family Homes


Group Homes


Adult Residential Facilities

Community Crisis Homes

Transitional Housing Placement Program


Crisis Nurseries


Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly


Residential Care Facilities for the Chronically Ill


Foster Family Agencies


Adoption Agencies

Foster Family Homes

Temporary Management of Adult Community Care Facilities and RCFEs

Enhanced Behavioral Supports Homes