To the extent permitted by federal law, the State Department of Education shall adopt regulations to establish eligibility requirements for participation in the child care food program and to impose penalties and sanctions for noncompliance by sponsoring organizations. This section may not be construed to prohibit the State Department of Education from terminating contracts with sponsoring organizations. The State Department of Education is authorized to establish contracts effective for periods of 12 months or less for sponsoring organizations meeting the department's high-risk profile.
(Added by Stats. 1999, Ch. 78, Sec. 37.)