California Childcare
State Requirements

Title 22, Div 12, Chap 1, Art 1-2 - Child Care Care Centers

(1) "License" means a written authorization by the Department to operate a child care center and to provide care and supervision. A license is not transferable.
(2) "Licensee" means the adult, general partner(s) of a partnership, controlling partners in a limited liability corporation, corporation, county, city, public agency or other governmental entity having the authority and responsibility to operate a licensed child care center.
(3) "Licensing Agency" - See "Department" as specified in Section 101152d.(2). The term "Department" supersedes the term "Licensing Agency" as used in previous regulations.
(m) (1) "Medical Professional" means an individual who is licensed or certified in California to perform the necessary medical procedures within his/her scope of practice. This includes, but is not limited to, Medical Doctor (MD), Registered Nurse (RN) and Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN).
 (2) "Mental Disorder" means any of the disorders set forth in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Third Edition), published by the American Psychiatric Association, and a degree of functional impairment that renders a person eligible for the services enumerated under the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (commencing with Section 5000 of the Welfare and Institutions Code).
(n) (1) "Nonambulatory Person" is defined in Health and Safety Code Section 13131.
(A) A person who uses supportive restraints as specified in Section 101223.1 is deemed nonambulatory.
(B) A person is not deemed nonambulatory solely because he/she is deaf, blind, or prefers to use a mechanical aid.
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