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California Code of Regulations
Title 17, Division 2
Chapter 3 - Community Services
SubChapter 4 - Residential Services and Quality Assurance Regulations
Article 4 - Consumer Placement and Relocation
§56016. Placement and Relocation Requirements.
§56016. Placement and Relocation Requirements.
(a) The regional center shall, to the extent feasible, provide opportunities for each consumer or authorized consumer representative to have a choice among appropriate, available living arrangements.
(b) The regional center shall provide placement and relocation assistance to each consumer as specified in Welfare and Institutions Code Sections 4647, 4648 and 4747.
(c) The administrator may refuse to admit a consumer who has been referred to the facility by a regional center representative if the facility cannot meet the identified needs of the consumer.
(d) No consumer shall be placed into or relocated to a facility where a license revocation action is pending or the license renewal application has been denied.
(e) When the administrator determines that the facility can no longer meet the needs of the consumer, the administrator shall immediately notify the regional center, the consumer and/or the consumer's authorized representative.
(1) The administrator shall put verbal notification in writing and forward to the regional center within 24 hours.
(f) Upon notification as required in subsection (e), the regional center shall relocate the consumer within 30 days or within a time frame which has been mutually agreed-upon by the regional center, the administrator and the consumer and/or the consumer's authorized representative.
(g) Within a reasonable period of time based on the health and safety considerations for the consumer and no longer than the time frame for relocation pursuant to subsection (f) the regional center shall convene the consumer's I.D. Team to assess the consumer's needs and to determine:
(1) The services and supports to be provided to the consumer before, during and after the relocation; and
(2) Any additional measures necessary to meet the consumer's health and safety needs until the relocation has been accomplished.

Authority cited: Sections 4681.1 , 4748 and 4791(i), Welfare and Institutions Code; Chapter 722, Statutes of 1992, Section 147. Reference: Sections 4647, 4648, 4652, 4681.1, 4741, 4744, 4746, 4747, 4748 and 4791, Welfare and Institutions Code.
1. New section filed 1-14-91; operative 2-13-91 (Register 91, No. 14).
2. Amendment of section filed 9-20-93 as an emergency; operative 9-20-93. Submitted to OAL for printing only pursuant to Chapter 722, Statutes of 1992, Section 147 (Register 93, No. 39). These regulations shall not be repealed by the Office of Administrative Law and shall remain in effect until revised or repealed, as appropriate.
3. Amendment of article heading and section filed 11-23-94; operative 11-23-94 (Register 94, No. 47).
4. Editorial correction inserting subsection (c) and amending History 2 (Register 94, No. 47).
5. Editorial correction of subsection (b) and Authority cite (Register 95, No. 18).
6. Change without regulatory effect amending Note filed 12-2-98 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 98, No. 49).