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Subchapter 3. General Child Care Programs. Article 2. Basic Data File. Documentation of Child Protective Services.   

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If eligibility and need as specified in Education Code Sections 8263(a)(1) and (a)(2) are based on child protective services, the basic data file shall contain a written referral, dated within the six (6) months immediately preceding the date of application for services, from a legal, medical, social service agency or emergency shelter. The written referral shall include either:

(a) A statement from the local county welfare department, child protective services unit certifying that the child is receiving child protective services and that child care and development services are a necessary component of the child protective services plan; or

(b) A statement by a legally qualified professional that the child is at risk of abuse or neglect and the child care and development services are needed to reduce or eliminate that risk; and

(c) The probable duration of the child protective service plan or the at risk situation; and

(d) The name, address, telephone number and signature of the legally qualified professional who is making the referral.

Authority cited:

Education Code 8261

Education Code 8263


Education Code 8261

Education Code 8263

(Amended by Register 2006, No. 20.)