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Section 1536.2. (Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 388, Sec. 3.)
Cite as: Cal. Health & Safety Code §1536.2.

(a) When a placement agency has placed a child with a foster family agency for subsequent placement in a certified family home, the foster family agency shall ensure placement of the child in a home that best meets the needs of the child.

(b)A home that best meets the needs of the child shall satisfy all of the following criteria:

(1)The child’s caregiver is able to meet the health, safety, and well-being needs of the child.

(2)The child’s caregiver is permitted to maintain the least restrictive and most family-like environment that serves the needs of the child.

(3)The child is permitted to engage in reasonable, age-appropriate, day-to-day activities that promote the most family-like environment for the foster child.

(4)The foster child’s caregiver shall use a reasonable and prudent parent standard, as defined in paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 362.04 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, to determine activities that are age-appropriate and meet the needs of the child. Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit a child’s caregiver to permit the child to engage in activities that carry an unreasonable risk of harm, or subject the child to abuse or neglect.

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