GENERAL LICENSING REQUIREMENTS
Licensees are not required by California Department of Social Services to have their motor vehicles periodically safety checked.
If you observe any vehicle used to transport clients, which appears to be in an unsafe operating condition (e.g., bald tires, broken headlight, shattered windshield, etc.), develop a plan with the licensee to (1) correct the obvious problem(s) and (2) submit to the licensing agency a safety check from a service station or garage certified to perform this service.
For procedures relative to waivers due to religious beliefs, see Regulation Interpretations and Procedures for General Licensing Requirements Sections 80065(h).
Some policies in this section may not apply to Small Family Homes which care for children with special health care needs. Consult your supervisor before visiting such facilities. See Chapter 4 for Small Family Homes. Also see the provisions of Assembly Bill 760, Chapter 1137, Statutes of 1990. (Health and Safety Code in Appendix B).
Transportation to meet medical/dental appointments and to obtain needed medical/dental services are basic services which must be provided at the basic rate. If the nearest available healthcare facility, that can meet a client’s health needs is too far from the facility, the licensee must ensure provision of transportation at no extra charge to the client. However, licensees have two other options:
If the licensee is aware of this situation at time of admission, he/she can deny the client admission into the facility. Once accepted, the licensee must provide this basic service to the client.
If a client’s health needs change after admission, requiring that he/she obtain health services from a distant medical facility, the licensee can give a 30-day notice to relocate the client to a facility which can meet his/her needs, or to a facility which is located closer to the client’s medical facility.