Public Social Services; Aid and Medical Assistance; Computation and Payment of Aid Grants
(a) Notwithstanding any other law, no new group home rate or change to an existing rate shall be established pursuant to Section 11462. An application shall not be accepted or processed for any of the following:
(1) A new program.
(2) A new provider.
(3) A program change, such as a rate classification level (RCL) increase.
(4) A program capacity increase.
(5) A program reinstatement.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the department may grant exceptions as appropriate on a case-by-case basis, based upon a written request and supporting documentation provided by county placing agencies, including county welfare or probation directors.
(c) (1) For the 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15 fiscal years, notwithstanding subdivision (b), for any program below RCL 10, the only exception that may be sought and granted pursuant to this section is for an application requesting a program change, such as an RCL increase. The authority to grant other exceptions does not apply to programs below RCL 10 during these fiscal years.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), commencing January 1, 2017, no exception shall be granted for any program below RCL 10.
(d) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2017, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2017, deletes or extends that date.
(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 773, Sec. 81.)