Article 1 General Provisions
Article 2 Administration
Article 2.5 Foster Home and Small Family Home Insurance Fund
Article 2.7 Foster Parent Training
Article 3 Regulations
Article 4 Offenses
Article 5 Suspension and Revocation
Article 5.5 Employee Actions
Article 5.7 Transitional Housing Placement Program
Article 6 Other Provisions
Article 7 Local Regulation
Article 8 Community Care Facilities for Wards of the Juvenile Court
Article 9 Adult Residential Facilities for Persons with Special Health Care Needs: Licensing
Article 9.5 Enhanced Behavioral Supports Homes
Article 9.7 Community Crisis Home Licensure

Terms Used In California Codes > Health and Safety Code > Division 2 > Chapter 3

  • Accredited agency: means an agency that has been accredited by an accrediting entity, in accordance with the standards in Subpart F (commencing with Section 96. See California Health and Safety Code 11839.13
  • Action: includes a civil action and a criminal action. See California Education Code 17524
  • Adoption service: means any of the following services:

    California Health and Safety Code 11839.13

  • Adult day program: means any community-based facility or program that provides care to persons 18 years of age or older in need of personal services, supervision, or assistance essential for sustaining the activities of daily living or for the protection of these individuals on less than a 24-hour basis. See California Public Contract Code 20886
  • Advice and consent: Under the Constitution, presidential nominations for executive and judicial posts take effect only when confirmed by the Senate, and international treaties become effective only when the Senate approves them by a two-thirds vote.
  • Aircraft: includes , but is not limited to, any airplane, glider, or hot air balloon. See California Public Contract Code 21350
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Bodily injury: means any bodily injury, sickness, or disease sustained by any person including death at any time resulting therefrom. See California Public Contract Code 21350
  • Bonds: means bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness issued solely for the purposes of paying the cost of electric power and transmission, scheduling, and other related expenses incurred by the department on and after the effective date of this division, or to reimburse expenditures from the fund for those purposes. See California Health and Safety Code 11839.17
  • building: includes onsite and offsite facilities, utilities, and improvements which, as agreed upon by the parties, are appropriate for the proper operation or function of the building to be jointly occupied and used. See California Education Code 17528
  • certified family home: means an individual or family certified by a licensed foster family agency and issued a certificate of approval by that agency as meeting licensing standards, and used exclusively by that foster family agency for placements. See California Public Contract Code 20206.1
  • Changes: as used in this chapter shall include corrections, alterations, modifications, additions, omissions, increases or decreases. See California Public Contract Code 20446
  • Commission: means the Public Utilities Commission. See California Health and Safety Code 11839.17
  • Commission: means the Public Utilities Commission. See California Health and Safety Code 11839.31
  • Community care facility: means any facility, place, or building that is maintained and operated to provide nonmedical residential care, day treatment, adult day care, or foster family agency services for children, adults, or children and adults, including, but not limited to, the physically handicapped, mentally impaired, incompetent persons, and abused or neglected children, and includes the following:

    California Public Contract Code 20886

  • Community crisis home: means a facility certified by the State Department of Developmental Services pursuant to Article 8 (commencing with Section 4698) of Chapter 6 of Division 4. See California Public Contract Code 20886
  • Community treatment facility: means any residential facility that provides mental health treatment services to children in a group setting and that has the capacity to provide secure containment. See California Public Contract Code 20886
  • conduit: includes canal, ditch, culvert, pipeline, flume, or other appliance for conducting water. See California Health and Safety Code 11834.29
  • Convention: means the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, May 29, 1993. See California Health and Safety Code 11839.13
  • County: includes city and county. See California Government Code 50967
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 14004.5
  • County: includes city and county. See California Education Code 24937
  • Crisis nursery: means a facility licensed by the department to operate a program pursuant to Section 1516 to provide short-term care and supervision for children under six years of age who are voluntarily placed for temporary care by a parent or legal guardian due to a family crisis or stressful situation. See California Public Contract Code 20886
  • department: means the State Department of Health Care Services and "director" means the Director of Health Care Services. See California Insurance Code 4097.16
  • department: means State Department of Health Services. See California Education Code 24943
  • Director: means the Director of Social Services. See California Public Contract Code 20886
  • Director: means "State Director of Health Services. See California Education Code 24944
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Electrical corporation: means a large electrical corporation, as defined in Section 3280 of the Public Utilities Code, that participates in the Wildfire Fund. See California Health and Safety Code 11839.31
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • Emergency: as used in this code , means a sudden, unexpected occurrence that poses a clear and imminent danger, requiring immediate action to prevent or mitigate the loss or impairment of life, health, property, or essential public services. See California Public Utilities Code 30215
  • Enhanced behavioral supports home: means a facility certified by the State Department of Developmental Services pursuant to Article 3. See California Public Contract Code 20886
  • Evidence: means testimony, writings, material objects, or other things presented to the senses that are offered to prove the existence or nonexistence of a fact. See California Education Code 17531
  • Exempted provider: means a social work professional or organization that performs a home study on any prospective adoptive parent, or a child background study, or both, in the United States in connection with a convention adoption, and who is not currently providing and has not previously provided any other adoption service in the case. See California Health and Safety Code 11839.13
  • facility: means any premises, place, or building that provides residential nonmedical services to adults who are recovering from problems related to alcohol, drug, or alcohol and drug misuse or abuse, and who need alcohol, drug, or alcohol and drug recovery treatment or detoxification services. See California Health and Safety Code 11834.02
  • Family support: means an agreement between the parents, or an order or judgment, that combines child support and spousal support without designating the amount to be paid for child support and the amount to be paid for spousal support. See California Government Code 50970
  • Foster child: means a person under 19 years of age who has been placed in the care and supervision of licensed foster parents or, on and after January 1, 2019, a resource family, as defined in Section 16519. See California Public Contract Code 21350
  • Foster family agency: means any public agency or private organization, organized and operated on a nonprofit basis, engaged in any of the following:

    California Public Contract Code 20886

  • Foster family home: means any residential facility providing 24-hour care for six or fewer foster children that is owned, leased, or rented and is the residence of the foster parent or parents, including their family, in whose care the foster children have been placed. See California Public Contract Code 20886
  • Foster parent: means the person, and including his or her spouse if the spouse is a resident of the same household, providing care, custody, and control of a foster child in a licensed foster family home or licensed small family home, as defined in Section 1502, or, on and after January 1, 2019, a resource family, as defined in Section 16519. See California Public Contract Code 21350
  • Fund: means the Department of Water Resources Electric Power Fund established by Section 80200. See California Health and Safety Code 11839.17
  • Fund: means the Department of Water Resources Charge Fund established by Section 80550. See California Health and Safety Code 11839.31
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Group home: means a residential facility that provides 24-hour care and supervision to children, delivered at least in part by staff employed by the licensee in a structured environment. See California Public Contract Code 20886
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • highway: includes both state and county highways as defined by or identified in the Streets and Highways Code. See California Health and Safety Code 11834.30
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • Income and expense declaration: means the form for an income and expense declaration in family law matters adopted by the Judicial Council. See California Government Code 50971
  • Individual behavior supports plan: means the plan that identifies and documents the behavior and intensive support and service needs of a consumer and details the strategies to be employed and services to be provided to address those needs, and includes the entity responsible for providing those services and timelines for when each identified individual behavior support will commence. See California Public Contract Code 21020
  • Individual behavior supports team: means those individuals who develop, monitor, and revise the individual behavior supports plan for consumers residing in an enhanced behavioral supports home, pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 4684. See California Public Contract Code 21020
  • Job order: means a firm, fixed priced, lump-sum order issued by the school district to a job order contractor for a definite project scope of work as compiled from the unit price catalog to be performed pursuant to a job order contract. See California Public Contract Code 20919.21
  • Job order contract: means a contract, awarded to a most qualified bidder as described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 20919. See California Public Contract Code 20919.21
  • Job order contract technical specifications: means a book, published by the school district, detailing the technical specifications with regard to quality of materials and workmanship to be used by the job order contractor in accomplishing the tasks listed in the unit price catalog. See California Public Contract Code 20919.21
  • Job order contractor: means a licensed, bonded, and general liability insured contractor awarded a job order contract. See California Public Contract Code 20919.21
  • license: means a basic permit to operate a narcotic treatment program. See California Health and Safety Code 11839.7
  • license: means a basic permit to operate a community care facility. See California Public Contract Code 20201.5
  • Motor vehicle: means an automobile, motorcycle, moped, midget automobile, including the type commonly referred to as a kart, go-kart, speedmobile, or by a comparable name whether commercially built or otherwise, trailer or semitrailer designed for travel on public roads, including any machinery or apparatus attached thereto, or snowmobile. See California Public Contract Code 21350
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • Noncustodial adoption agency: means any licensed entity engaged in the business of providing adoption services, that does all of the following:

    California Public Contract Code 20886

  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • obligor: means any person owing a duty of support. See California Health and Safety Code 11834.17
  • Occurrence: means an accident, including continuous or repeated exposure to conditions, which results in bodily injury or personal injury neither expected nor intended by the foster parent. See California Public Contract Code 21350
  • Offer to perform work: means the job order contractor's proposal for a specific job order. See California Public Contract Code 20919.21
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • order: include a decree, as appropriate under the circumstances. See California Government Code 50972
  • Person: includes a natural person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or public entity. See California Government Code 50973
  • Person: includes a natural person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or public entity. See California Education Code 17566
  • Person: means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or company. See California Education Code 14022.3
  • Person: means any person, firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, or company. See California Education Code 24942
  • Personal injury: means any injury to the feelings or reputation of any person or organization arising out of libel, slander, defamation, or disparagement, wrongful eviction, or entry. See California Public Contract Code 21350
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action, and evidences of debt. See California Education Code 17568
  • Petitioner: includes plaintiff, where appropriate. See California Government Code 50978
  • Plans and specifications: means the unit price catalog and the job order contract technical specifications. See California Public Contract Code 20919.21
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • Power: means electric power and energy, including, but not limited to, capacity and output, or any of them. See California Health and Safety Code 11839.17
  • Primary provider: means the accredited agency that is identified pursuant to Section 96. See California Health and Safety Code 11839.13
  • Private alternative boarding school: means a group home licensed by the department to operate a program pursuant to Section 1502. See California Public Contract Code 20886
  • Private alternative outdoor program: means a group home licensed by the department to operate a program pursuant to Section 1502. See California Public Contract Code 20886
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Proceeding: includes an action. See California Government Code 50974
  • Project: means the specific requirements and work to be accomplished by the job order contractor in connection with an individual job order. See California Public Contract Code 20919.21
  • Project labor agreement: means an agreement that meets the requirements of Section 2500. See California Public Contract Code 20919.21
  • Property: includes real and personal property and any interest therein. See California Government Code 50975
  • Proposal: means the job order contractor prepared document quoting those construction tasks listed in the unit price catalog that the job order contractor requires to complete the project scope of work, together with the appropriate quantities of each task. See California Public Contract Code 20919.21
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Public entity: means and includes the United States, the state and any county, city, public corporation, or public district of the state, and any department, entity, agency, or authority of any thereof. See California Public Contract Code 21611
  • Public entity: includes a nation, state, county, city and county, city, district, public authority, public agency, or any other political subdivision or public corporation, whether foreign or domestic. See California Education Code 17572
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Residential facility: means any family home, group care facility, or similar facility determined by the department, for 24-hour nonmedical care of persons in need of personal services, supervision, or assistance essential for sustaining the activities of daily living or for the protection of the individual. See California Public Contract Code 20886
  • Runaway and homeless youth shelter: means a group home licensed by the department to operate a program pursuant to Section 1502. See California Public Contract Code 20886
  • School district: means any school district. See California Public Contract Code 20919.21
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • Short-term residential therapeutic program: means a residential facility operated by a public agency or private organization and licensed by the department pursuant to Section 1562. See California Public Contract Code 20886
  • Small family home: means any residential facility, in the licensee's family residence, that provides 24-hour care for six or fewer foster children who have mental disorders or developmental or physical disabilities and who require special care and supervision as a result of their disabilities. See California Public Contract Code 20886
  • Social rehabilitation facility: means any residential facility that provides social rehabilitation services for no longer than 18 months in a group setting to adults recovering from mental illness who temporarily need assistance, guidance, or counseling. See California Public Contract Code 20886
  • special permit: means a permit issued by the state department authorizing a community care facility to offer specialized services as designated by the director in regulations. See California Public Contract Code 20204.1
  • Spousal support: means support of the spouse of the obligor. See California Government Code 51071
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Government Code 51072
  • Spouse: includes "registered domestic partner" as required by Section 297. See California Education Code 24935
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, or a commonwealth, territory, or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See California Government Code 51073
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 14022
  • State: means the State of California, unless applied to the different parts of the United States. See California Education Code 25000.5
  • state department: means the State Department of Social Services. See California Public Contract Code 20886
  • Statement: means (a) oral or written verbal expression or (b) nonverbal conduct of a person intended by him as a substitute for oral or written verbal expression. See California Education Code 17577
  • Subcontractor: means any person, firm, or corporation, other than the employees of the job order contractor, who is bonded and general liability insured and who contracts to furnish labor, or labor and materials, at the worksite or in connection with a job order, whether directly or indirectly on behalf of the job order contractor. See California Public Contract Code 20919.21
  • Subdivision: means a subdivision of the section in which that term occurs unless some other section is expressly mentioned. See California Education Code 14002.05
  • Supervised provider: means any agency, person, or other nongovernmental entity that is providing any adoption service in a convention adoption under the supervision and responsibility of an accredited agency that is acting as the primary provider in the case. See California Health and Safety Code 11839.13
  • Support: refers to a support obligation owing on behalf of a child, spouse, or family, or an amount owing pursuant to Section 17402. See California Government Code 51075
  • Support order: means a judgment or order of support in favor of an obligee, whether temporary or final, or subject to modification, termination, or remission, regardless of the kind of action or proceeding in which it is entered. See California Government Code 51080
  • Testify: includes any mode of oral statement made under oath or affirmation. See California Education Code 17389
  • Therapeutic day services facility: means any facility that provides nonmedical care, counseling, educational or vocational support, or social rehabilitation services on less than a 24-hour basis to persons under 18 years of age who would otherwise be placed in foster care or who are returning to families from foster care. See California Public Contract Code 20886
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Transitional housing placement provider: means an organization licensed by the department pursuant to Section 1559. See California Public Contract Code 20886
  • Transitional shelter care facility: means any group care facility that provides for 24-hour nonmedical care of persons in need of personal services, supervision, or assistance essential for sustaining the activities of daily living or for the protection of the individual. See California Public Contract Code 20886
  • Trier of fact: includes (a) the jury and (b) the court when the court is trying an issue of fact other than one relating to the admissibility of evidence. See California Education Code 17579
  • Trust account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Unit price catalog: means a book containing specific construction tasks and the unit prices to install or demolish that construction. See California Public Contract Code 20919.21
  • United States: means the United States of America, and in relation to any particular matter includes the officers, agents, employees, agencies, or instrumentalities authorized to act in relation thereto. See California Education Code 14022.5
  • use or enlargement of any natural channel for municipal purposes: includes , but is not limited to, sewage treatment and pollution prevention and the encasing and piping of the New River to protect human health and the natural environment. See California Health and Safety Code 11834.50
  • Venue: The geographical location in which a case is tried.
  • wards of the juvenile court: shall include minors who have been found by the juvenile court to be described by Section 601 or 602 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, as well as minors who are described by Section 601 or 602 of the Welfare and Institutions Code who have been diverted from formal juvenile court proceedings. See California Public Contract Code 21008
  • Watercraft: includes , but is not limited to, any boat, ship, raft, or canoe, whether motorized or not. See California Public Contract Code 21350