Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 8265, the assigned reimbursement rate of a center-based child care agency (a) contracting with the Department of Education, (b) operating under licensing standards for child care and development facilities specified by Section 1500 et seq. of the Health and Safety Code and by Title 22 of the California Administrative Code, and (c) with less than a majority of subsidized children enrolled in the facility, shall be equivalent to the fee paid for the same service by families of nonsubsidized children.
It is not the intent of the Legislature to preclude an agency with a contract with the department from adjusting the fees charged to nonsubsidized children during the contract year. In no event shall the assigned reimbursement rate exceed the standard reimbursement rate established pursuant to Section 8265.
These agencies shall provide documentation to the department that subsidized children, as necessary and appropriate, shall receive supportive services through county welfare departments, resource and referral programs, or other existing community resources, or all of them.
(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 209, Sec. 11. Effective May 20, 1982.)
Education Code 8265
Health and Safety Code 1500