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Chapter 19.5. CalWORKs and Child Care and Development Programs Subchapter 2. CalWORKs Stage 2 Child Care Program Article 5. Program Policies Contractor Responsibilities   

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(a) The contractor shall comply with Chapter 19, Subchapter 10, Article 2 (commencing with Section 18221, except for Section 18224(a)(2)).

(b) The contractor shall provide an application to all families requesting CalWORKs Stage 2 child care services.

(c) The contractor shall take action on any application submitted for CalWORKs Stage 2 child care services within 30 calendar days starting with the first day after the filing of the application.

(d) The contractor shall assist parents in choosing child care services by providing parents with a referral to the local resource and referral agency. The contractor shall inform parents of policies developed pursuant to Section 18413(d).

(e) The contractor shall not require the family or the provider to furnish any documentation previously provided to a county welfare department or an alternative payment program within the one year prior to application, unless the documentation is absent from the existing file and the documentation affects the eligibility for child care services.

(f) The contractor shall permit the review of the family data file by the child's parent(s) upon request and at reasonable times and places. The family data file may be reviewed by a representative of the parent if the parent provides written authorization for the review. The use or disclosure of all information pertaining to the child and his/her family shall be restricted to purposes directly connected with the administration of the program.


Authority cited:

Education Code 8261


Education Code 8353

Education Code 8358.5

(Amended By Register 2002, No. 11)

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