(a) The department, in consultation and collaboration with county placement officials, provider organizations, the State Department of Health Care Services, and the State Department of Developmental Services, shall adopt regulations that establish standardized training and continuing education curricula for facility managers and direct child care workers in group homes.
(b) The regulations required by subdivision (a) shall specify the date by which new and current employees shall be required to meet the standardized training and continuing education requirements. For persons employed as child care staff and facility managers on the effective date of the regulations, the department shall provide adequate time for these persons to comply with the regulatory requirements.
(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 34, Sec. 21.)