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(a) A foster family agency shall prepare and maintain a current, written plan of operation as required by the department.

(b) (1) On and after January 1, 2017, a foster family agency shall have national accreditation from an entity identified by the department pursuant to the process described in paragraph (8) of subdivision (b) of Section 11463 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the department may issue a provisional license to a foster family agency and may extend the term of the provisional license in order for the foster family agency to secure accreditation as set forth in subdivision (c) of Section 1525.5.

(c) (1) On and after January 1, 2017, a foster family agency's plan of operation shall demonstrate the foster family agency's ability to support the differing needs of children and their families.

(2) On and after January 1, 2017, a foster family agency's plan of operation shall contain a plan for the supervision, evaluation, and training of staff. The training plan shall be appropriate to meet the needs of children, and it shall be consistent with the training provided to resource families as set forth in Section 16519.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

(3) In addition to complying with the rules and regulations adopted pursuant to this chapter, on and after January 1, 2017, a foster family agency's plan of operation shall include a program statement. The program statement shall contain a description of all of the following:

(A) The core services and supports, as set forth in paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 11463 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, and as prescribed by the department, to be offered to children and their families, as appropriate or as necessary.

(B) The treatment practices that will be used in serving children and families.

(C) The procedures for the development, implementation, and periodic updating of the needs and services plan for children placed with the foster family agency or served by the foster family agency, and procedures for collaborating with the child and family team as described in paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 16501 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, that includes, but is not limited to, a description of the services to be provided to meet the treatment needs of children assessed pursuant to subdivision (d) or (e) of Section 11462.01 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

(D) How the foster family agency will comply with the resource family approval standards and requirements, as set forth in Section 16519.5 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

(E) A description of the population or populations to be served.

(F) Any other information that may be prescribed by the department for the proper administration of this section.

(d) In addition to the rules and regulations adopted pursuant to this chapter, a county licensed to operate a foster family agency shall describe, in the plan of operation, its conflict-of-interest mitigation plan, on and after January 1, 2017, as set forth in subdivision (g) of Section 11462.02 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

(e) The foster family agency's plan of operation shall demonstrate the foster family agency's ability to provide treatment services to meet the individual needs of children placed in licensed, approved, or certified relative and nonrelative foster families, as specified in Section 11402 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

(f) The department shall have the authority to inspect a foster family agency pursuant to the system of governmental monitoring and oversight developed by the department on and after January 1, 2017, pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 11463 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

(g) The department shall establish procedures for a county review process, at the county's option, for foster family agencies, which may include the review of the foster family agency's program statement, and which shall be established in consultation with the County Welfare Directors Association of California, Chief Probation Officers of California, and stakeholders, as appropriate.

(Added by Stats. 2015, Ch. 773, Sec. 11.)