Report I2010-1 Recommendation 27 Responses

Report I2010-1: Investigations of Improper Activities by State Employees: Misuse of State Time and Resources, Improper Gifts, Inadequate Administrative Controls, and Other Violations of State Law January 2009 Through December 2009 (Release Date: June 2010)

Case Number I2009-0701

Recommendation #27 To: Social Services, Department of

Require heritage schools to apply for child care licenses, unless state law is enacted to provide an exemption.

Agency Response From May 2010

Social Services indicated that it had revised its relevant policies and procedures and removed any policies that were not supported by law. In addition, in April 2010 Social Services issued a memorandum to its child care management emphasizing the need to apply existing statutes and regulations when evaluating allegations of unlicensed child care facilities. Social Services notified us that it held a training session with its regional child care managers regarding the memorandum and that the regional managers would train their respective staff members by June 30, 2010. Social Services also stated that it had investigated numerous complaints of unlicensed facilities, which resulted in several facilities applying for a child care license. It commented that facilities not applying for a license or ceasing operation would be subject to civil penalties.

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

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