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(a) The Department has the authority to issue a provisional license pursuant to Health and Safety Code Sections 1596.84 and 1596.96 provided the child care center is in substantial compliance with applicable laws and regulations, as defined in Section 101152s.(4), and has submitted a completed application as specified in Section 101152c.(8).
(1) Health and Safety Code Section 1596.84 reads in pertinent part:
The department may issue provisional licenses to operate day care facilities which the director determines are in substantial compliance with the provisions of the licensure requirements and the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto, provided, that no life safety risks are involved, as determined by the director. In determining whether any life safety risks are involved, the director shall require completion of all applicable fire clearances and criminal record clearances as otherwise required by the department's rules and regulations.
(b) The Department shall not issue a provisional license if a corporate applicant’s board of directors, executive director and officer are ineligible for licensure, as specified in Health and Safety Code Section 1596.952(b).
(A) Health and Safety Code Section 1596.952(b) states:
"(b) The department shall not issue a provisional license or license to any corporate applicant that has a member of the board of directors, the executive director, or an officer who is not eligible for licensure pursuant to Section 1596.851 and 1596.8898."
(c) The Department has the authority to issue a provisional license for a maximum of 90 days to otherwise qualified applicants who are not in compliance with the requirements for health and safety training as specified in Health and Safety Code Section 1596.866.
(d) During the provisional license period, if the Department discovers any deficiencies that threaten the physical health, mental health, safety or welfare of the children, the Department has the authority to institute administrative action or civil proceedings, or to refer the case for criminal prosecution.
(e) A provisional license terminates on the date specified on the provisional license or upon denial of the application, whichever is earlier.
(1) Health and Safety Code Section 1596.84 specifies how long and under what circumstances a provisional license may last.
Health and Safety Code Section 1596.84 reads in pertinent part:
... The provisional license shall expire six months from the date of issuance, or at such earlier time as the director may determine. However, the director may extend the term of a provisional license for an additional six months time, if it is determined that more than six months will be required to achieve full compliance with licensing standards due to circumstances beyond the control of the applicant, provided all other requirements for a license have been met. In no case shall a provisional license be issued for more than 12 months.
(f) If the Department determines after its review specified in Section 101178 that the provisional licensee does not meet licensing requirements, the application shall be denied as specified in Section 101205; the provisional license shall immediately terminate; and operation shall immediately cease.
(g) If the Department denies the application for a license, the applicant may appeal the denial as provided in Section 101205. Until the Director adopts a decision on the denial action, the child care center is unlicensed.
NOTE: Authority cited: Section 1596.81, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 1596.81(b), 1596.84, 1596.866, 1596.952(b), and 1596.96, Health and Safety Code.
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