Initial Application Review
(a) If the applicant has not submitted all materials specified in Section 101169 within 90 days of the Department's receipt of the application, the Department shall notify the applicant in writing that the application is incomplete. This notice shall describe the materials that the applicant must submit to complete the application.
(1) If the applicant does not complete the application within 30 days after such notice, the application shall be deemed withdrawn provided that the Department has not denied or taken action to deny the application.
(A) The above requirement shall not apply to child care centers under construction.
(b) The Department shall cease review of any application under the conditions specified in Health and Safety Code Section 1596.851.
Health and Safety Code Section 1596.851 provides:
(a) If an application for a license or special permit indicates, or the department determines during the application review process, that the applicant previously was issued a license under this act or under Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 1200) or Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 1250) or Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 1500), or Chapter 3.3 (commencing with Section 1569) and the prior license was revoked within the preceding two years, the department shall cease any further review of the application until two years shall have elapsed from the date of the revocation. Cessation of review shall not constitute a denial of the application.
(b) If an application for a license or special permit indicates, or the department determines during the application review process, that the applicant had previously applied for a license under any of the chapters listed in subdivision (a) and the application was denied within the last year, the department shall cease further review of the application under either of the following circumstances as follows:
(1) In cases where the applicant petitioned for a hearing, the department shall cease further review of the application until one year has elapsed from the effective date of the decision and order of the department upholding a denial.
(2) In cases where the department informed the applicant of his or her right to petition for a hearing as specified in Section 1596.879 and the applicant did not petition for a hearing, the department shall cease further review of the application until one year has elapsed from the date of the notification of the denial and the right to petition for a hearing.
The department may continue to review the application if it has determined that the reasons for the denial of the application were due to circumstances and conditions which have been corrected or are no longer in existence. The cessation of review shall not constitute a denial of the application.
(2) The circumstances and conditions under which the Department may continue to review a previously denied application shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(A) A fire clearance previously denied but now approved;
(B) An administrator who previously did not meet the minimum qualifications but now does; or
(C) A person with a criminal record previously associated with the center, which was the basis for license denial, but who is now no longer associated with the center.
(3) This review shall not constitute approval of the application.
(4) If the Department ceases review of an application, the application shall be returned to the applicant. The applicant shall be responsible for requesting the Department to resume reviewing the application pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 1596.851.
(c) The application fee is nonrefundable.
NOTE: Authority cited: Section 1596.81, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 1596.83, 1596.851 and 1596.95, Health and Safety Code.