Bill Text: CA AB1375 | 2017-2018 | Regular Session | Amended
Bill Title: Foster care: placements: databases.
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: (Introduced) 2017-04-26 - From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (April 25). Re-referred to Com. on APPR. [AB1375 Detail]
April 19, 2017|
|Assembly Bill||No. 1375|
|Introduced by Assembly Member Dababneh|
February 17, 2017
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST
Digest KeyVote: MAJORITY Appropriation: NO Fiscal Committee: YES Local Program:
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
SECTION 1.Section 16009 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:
16009.(a) It is the intent of the Legislature to ensure accessibility and quality care for children and youth with specialized needs who require appropriate placement in certain AFDC-FC eligible placement settings.
SEC. 2.Section 16010.7 is added to the Welfare and Institutions Code, to read:
16010.7.(a) Within 10 calendar days of a placing agency making a change in placement of a dependent child or youth, a nonminor dependent, or a ward pursuant to Section 16010.6, the placing agency shall provide to the State Department of Social Services the reason or reasons for the change in placement.
SEC. 3.To the extent that this act has an overall effect of increasing the costs already borne by a local agency for programs or levels of service mandated by the 2011 Realignment Legislation within the meaning of Section 36 of Article XIII of the California Constitution, it shall apply to local agencies only to the extent that the state provides annual funding for the cost increase. Any new program or higher level of service provided by a local agency pursuant to this act above the level for which funding has been provided shall not require a subvention of funds by the state or otherwise be subject to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.
(a)(1)A facility licensed to provide care to foster youth, including probation youth, shall provide all of the following information to the State Department of Social Services: (A)A daily census of available beds. (B)A comprehensive listing of the services provided by the facility, including, but not limited to, health and mental health services. (2)This subdivision shall not apply to a foster family home or resource family home. (b)The department shall create and maintain a database on the department’s Internet Web site that
will allow county child welfare departments and county probation departments to view the information specified in subdivision (a) for the purpose placing children in foster care. (c)The department shall adopt regulations to implement this section. The regulations shall specify which services shall be reported by the facilities and how often the facility is required to update the listing.