(a) The department shall provide an independent appeal procedure to each contracting agency providing child care and development services pursuant to Section 8262 that shall be conducted by the Office of Administrative Hearings and shall be provided upon an appeal petition of the contracting agency in any of the following circumstances:
(1) Termination of a contracting agency?s contract.
(2) Denial of more than 4 percent or twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), whichever is less, of a local contracting agency?s contracted payment for services schedule.
(3) Demand for remittance of an overpayment of more than 4 percent or twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), whichever is less, of a local contracting agency?s annual contract.
(b) Before filing an appeal petition for an action taken pursuant to paragraph (2) or (3) of subdivision (a), the contracting agency shall have submitted all previously required standard monthly or quarterly reporting forms to the department.
(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 249, Sec. 3.)