The department shall do all of the following in administering the provisions of this chapter:
(a) Apply sanctions against contracting agencies that have serious licensing violations, as defined and reported by the State Department of Social Services pursuant to Section 1597.11 of the Health and Safety Code.
(b) Except in the case of immediate terminations taken pursuant to Sections 8406.7 or 8406.9, provide 90 days? written notification to any contractor whose agreement is being terminated. Notwithstanding Article 18 (commencing with Section 8400), the department shall establish procedures for placing a contractor whose agreement is being terminated into receivership. Action to initiate receivership shall be at the discretion of the department, and may be taken against a contractor whose agreement is being terminated either immediately or within 90 days. The receiver shall not be a department employee. The receiver shall have sufficient experience in the administration of child care and development programs to ensure compliance with the terms of the receivership.
(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch, 249, Sec. 1.)